Texas newlyweds are ready to trade city living in Houston for the rugged landscape and crisp air of Girdwood, Alaska. They both want their first home to have income potential, spectacular mountain views and a yard for their French bulldog, Harry. But while she wants a house with a modern feel, he wants something more rustic with a big garage for new Alaskan outdoor toys. With a budget of $500,000, they look at everything from a house with breathtaking mountain views to one that's so close to the local ski resort they can see the ski runs from the living room.
A couple with a young son moves from Idaho to Wasilla to pursue his job opportunity. They're hoping to find a forever home and both agree they want a move-in ready house, but she wants to be on the water with enough space to grow their family while he wants to be in the mountains.
A native Colorado couple first discovered Homer on their honeymoon and became instantly hooked on its breathtaking scenery, small-town charm and endless outdoor activities. Now with the birth of their new baby boy, they are ready to make the life-changing move from Denver, CO, to Homer for a simpler life. They're both hoping for a house with mountain and glacier views, as well as an open floor plan all within their budget of $500,000. As a nurse, she wants to be close to town and the hospital, while he wants a wood-working shop for his carpentry and a two-car garage to endure the Alaskan winters.
An Illinois couple leaves the heartland for Homer, Alaska. They hope to find a lodge with extra cabins to rent, plenty of land for their two dogs and room for a fishing boat.
A military family eagerly sets off for a new life in Chugiak, Alaska. The family of five wants a home with a big kitchen to cook up some authentic frontier dishes, an oversized garage for all their toys and some acreage to explore the great outdoors.
A couple moves to Ketchikan to take advantage of the town's charm and raw beauty. While they agree they both want Alaskan views, she wants to be close to work and town, but he's interested in a property off the grid.
An outdoor-loving couple wants to take on all of the challenges that come with moving to Fairbanks. Their top priority is finding a home close to the water with stunning views and a big yard for their two dogs.
An energetic traveling couple with a young son is ready to put down roots in one place, so they're leaving the sun and surf of Hawaii to pursue his dream of living in vast, open Alaska. With a hefty budget, they have the option to purchase their dream home or build one from scratch, but building could take months to complete.
After traveling across three continents, a couple is ready to leave their jetsetter lifestyle behind and settle down in Homer, Alaska. She's hoping for a house on the water with amazing views and close proximity to work, while he wants a big chef's kitchen with all the bells and whistles.
A couple with ties to Alaska wants to find a home in the town of Kodiak where they can raise their son. Because Alaska is known for its dark winters, she wants a home close to the mountains with lots of windows and natural light. However, he wants a waterfront property with a garage where they can fish right out of the back door and have a place to store a boat and ATVs.
When a job opportunity opened in Kodiak, a Coast Guard family and their dogs jumped at the chance for a fresh start. A house with great views is a must, and they hope to be near all the great outdoor activities that Kodiak has to offer, like fishing, bear viewing and kayaking.
Jack and his wife Brianna are leaving Seattle and putting down roots in South Anchorage. The couple loves exploring the outdoors and he's especially excited to teach his son all the activities he did growing up in Juneau. An aspiring floatplane pilot, Jack wants to find a house on a lake so he can park his plane right outside the back door and take his family on remote Alaskan adventures. She, however, wants a traditional log home with a large kitchen and epic views near hiking trails. Their budget will allow them many choices, but will they find a place that has it all?
Nate and Arlene have climbed all the peaks and fished all the lakes of Wyoming and Colorado, and they're ready to find their next adventure in Alaska. Their three must-haves for their new home are a beautiful view, a log cabin style and an oversized garage for their outdoor equipment. They're willing to renovate a fixer upper to make it their own, but an updated modern cabin that is move-in ready presents a tempting alternative.