|Great Alaskan Dream
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This 10 acre piece of property is exactly the type of property that people moving to Alaska dream about owning. It’s got privacy, yet there’s plenty of room to expand and enjoy the Great Alaska Outdoors. It is smack dab in the middle of nature & all that comes with it, without being too far away from the essentials of civilization. There’s plenty of separation from neighbors where you almost never need to even interact, yet close enough in case of emergencies. It can accommodate subdividing (according to R-10 zoning) and still leave a huge chunk of property for the owners to build their family estate. Your imagination and your pocketbook are really your only obstacles to living this Great Alaskan Dream!
The BIG QUESTION is what YOU would do if you had 10 acres of raw vacant land like this in a prime location in Eagle River, Alaska?! But let me share with you what “I” would do if they were mine!
First and foremost, I would make sure I had a secure Right of Way into my land as the BLM owns approximately 150 feet between my 10 acres of land and the Eagle River Road. The same road that takes hundreds of nature lovers from all around South Central Alaska to the Eagle River Nature Center in the Chugach State & National Park less than 1 mile to the East. Normally, I might not concern myself with this step but the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has informed all property owners along the Eagle River Road that they are in the process of selling a bunch of their land in this area to a Native Corporation.
Next, I would make it a point to meet each of the 3 neighbors who have a Right of Way agreement with this current seller so they can have access to their land. There are two homes near the entrance on the left (west) side and one on the neighboring 10 acres to the east of “my” 10 acres. This would be important in that each of these 3 neighbors somehow contribute to maintaining the dirt road that goes up the west side of “my” 10 acres. And that’s how the snow gets plowed so that two wheel drive cars can make it to and through the property if driven properly, of course.
The next thing of utmost importance to me is to ensure that I have sewer and water systems in place so my family could eat, drink, wash, shower and properly dispose of waste on the property. The water should be straight forward in that a well has already been dug in something like 1995. There are documents showing it located at the top of the dirt road in the center of the property just south and east of the green Land Rover parked in the middle of the property. You’ll see some white PVC piping marking the spot.
Of course, the sewer will take a bit more work in that it must be the proper distance from other water systems in the area (100 feet or so) and the ground must “perk” properly, and there must be enough space to fit whatever size home I would be building. In “MY” case, I would be building a big home - but not a mansion - as well as a shop, garage, guest house and an underground storage/survival facility in case some sort of disaster hits the proverbial fan. And, perhaps just as critical, I would be constructing a HAM Radio tower along with satellite reception for emergency communications. Are you beginning to see that I like to be “prepared”?
I haven’t just yet decided to what extent I would be participating in the actual building of “my” estate, but I believe I would certainly be at the build site every day to watch how things are coming along as well as to take notes and make decisions on the fly as they are needed. And, of course, all necessary building permits would be filed with the Municipality of Anchorage.
The estate would be spectacular! It would have views of the amazing Chugach Mountains with very sunny southern exposure virtually everywhere in the home and extensive decking. Land would be cleared to plant an extensive garden and take advantage of the rich soils. A large greenhouse with a sophisticated, yet simple, hydroponics system would allow for growing food all year long. There would be redundant back-up systems to keep water pumping, heat going, waste management working, and living and cooking going almost unnoticed. And if things got really bad and scary, then the family & friends would resort to the safety of the underground “storage/survival” facility.
Since none of us feel that things will get bad enough to use it, then we will all be able to enjoy our love for Alaska every day.
Of course, I am Ken Jelinek, the listing Realtor for this fine 10 acres of land. If you need me to get additional information to you regarding this property, then by all means, just ask. Zip me an email or a text or just call me.
Now, what is YOUR dream?! =)