Living Alaska

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  • 2013
  • 6 Seasons
  • 6.8  (40)

Living Alaska is a compelling reality TV show that premiered on HGTV in 2013. The series showcases the journey of families, couples, and individuals attempting to find a new home within Alaska. The show features Dan Sheedy, Josh Goodman, and Elizabeth Schok, who are local real estate experts with valuable insights into the Alaskan real estate market.

The plot of each episode of Living Alaska has a similar theme. Participants search for their dream home in Alaska, and Sheedy, Goodman, and Schok provide them with a glimpse of what it’s like to live in the state. The show highlights some of the unique challenges that come with finding a home in Alaska, such as the harsh weather, rugged terrain, and lack of infrastructure in many areas.

One of the highlights of Living Alaska is its focus on the Alaskan lifestyle. The show features breathtaking scenic shots of Alaska, showcasing some of the stunning landscapes, mountains, and forests that make the state so unique. Through interviews with locals and participants, the show reveals the rich history and cultural heritage of Alaska. Viewers get an insight into the various activities that people enjoy, such as fishing, hunting, skiing, and hiking.

The series follows a unique format in which each episode features three different homebuyers who are all searching for homes in Alaska. Each of the participants has unique preferences, and the agents have to accommodate their demands while also taking into account the real estate market conditions in Alaska. The buyers range from newlyweds, retirees, adventurous couples, and families with children. The diverse group of participants adds to the show’s appeal and makes it relatable to a wide array of audiences.

The show’s three real estate agents, Dan Sheedy, Josh Goodman, and Elizabeth Schok, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. From handling low-ball offers to navigating the unique challenges that come with properties in remote areas, the agents offer valuable insights that participants would not get anywhere else. They often share tips and tricks for living in Alaska, such as how to prepare for cold weather, deal with wildlife and deal with challenging terrain. The agents' charisma and expertise make them a joy to watch, and viewers find themselves rooting for them every step of the way.

Another important aspect of Living Alaska is that it shows how each Alaskan community is unique, and each property bears significance in its own way. The show offers an insight into the different types of architecture and lifestyles that each community offers. Participants get a chance to view different types of homes, including cabins, condos, and sprawling ranches. The cultural aspects of the communities are also highlighted, such as the regional cuisine, the music, and art. The show touches on various topics such as sustainability practices, natural resources, and the challenges of electricity and water supply.

Living Alaska’s emphasis on the journey of finding a home rather than putting pressure on selling a home, made it unique from other property shows. It offers viewers an opportunity to get an insight into Alaska's real estate market, its unique challenges, and what to expect if they decide to move to Alaska.

In summary, Living Alaska is a perfect representation of what reality shows should be. It is a perfect blend of drama, education, and humor, making for an entertaining and valuable viewing experience. The show's hosts are charming and knowledgeable, and it's fun to watch their interactions with participants. The series showcases the beauty and rugged nature of Alaska and provides an insight into the state’s unique real estate market. If you are looking for an informative and entertaining show that highlights the Alaskan lifestyle, then Living Alaska is a must-watch.

Living Alaska is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (80 episodes). The series first aired on August 18, 2013.

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Tweetheart Trek to Eagle River
13. Tweetheart Trek to Eagle River
February 4, 2019
Newlyweds who met online are moving to Alaska for his dream job with the Air Force. Their sights are set on Eagle River, a picturesque town that offers proximity to both Anchorage and the mountains. The couple wants a log home with rustic finishes, a wood-burning fireplace and a garage or shop as well as a fenced-in yard for their little dog, Lulu. However, they can't agree on location, as he wants a remote cabin and she wants a home that's closer to town and other people.
Frigid Fairbanks Adventure
12. Frigid Fairbanks Adventure
January 29, 2019
A family that's ready for a fresh start follows Mom's job to Fairbanks. The couple agree on wanting acreage and plenty of space for guests. However, he hopes for a remote cabin while she wants to be close to town and work.
Search for Mountain Views
11. Search for Mountain Views
January 21, 2019
Newlyweds would like a home with Alaskan mountain views and a big yard.
Home Sweet Homer
10. Home Sweet Homer
January 14, 2019
A family that can't get Homer, Alaska, off their minds looks to find a home with a view of Kachemak Bay. The couple hopes their budget can grant every wish on the list, including giving the kids their own space.
Homestead Hunting in Fairbanks
9. Homestead Hunting in Fairbanks
January 7, 2019
A Colorado couple looks for a house and land for homesteading in Fairbanks.
Arizona to Anchorage
8. Arizona to Anchorage
December 17, 2018
When newlyweds Eric and Nancy met, he was working in Anchorage, Alaska, and she was in Scottsdale, Arizona. Now that Nancy's relocating north, the couple is excited to explore everything the Last Frontier has to offer, from snowshoeing and hiking to skiing and fishing. They'd like to find a home with an outdoor space for entertaining and grilling, three bedrooms and a main-floor master suite complete with huge walk-in closets and a giant tub.
Newlyweds Move North to Alaska
7. Newlyweds Move North to Alaska
December 10, 2018
After receiving a promotion, military newlyweds decide to leave Norfolk, VA, for the ice fishing, skiing and hiking opportunities in Fairbanks. She wants the quintessential Alaskan feel of a log cabin with an open floor plan and enough outdoor space for their dog to play. However, he's hoping for a more modern home with high ceilings that can accommodate his height.
High-Flying Adventure
6. High-Flying Adventure
November 26, 2018
Years after they met in high school in Pittsburgh, fate brought Ashleigh and Ashley together in New York City. Now that Ashley has landed a commercial piloting job in Anchorage, the newly engaged couple is leaving the Big Apple behind for Alaska's biggest city. They're excited to explore the vast, untamed wilderness and try rock-climbing, glacier hiking and fishing some of Alaska's best lakes and rivers. Avid pilot Ashley's latest accomplishment was getting his float plane license, so they're in the market for a house on a lake with float plane access. Their Alaskan dream home also needs at least three bedrooms for visiting family and friends and a huge kitchen for entertaining.
North Pole Adventure
5. North Pole Adventure
November 19, 2018
After living in Salt Lake City their whole lives, a couple decides to uproot the family and make a lifetime of memories in Alaska. They agree North Pole is the town for them, but she wants a modern home close to town and neighbors while he's looking for a quintessential rustic cabin in the wilderness.
Rocker's Girdwood Retreat
4. Rocker's Girdwood Retreat
November 12, 2018
A Nashville musician that grew up in Alaska longs for home and wants to find a retreat in Girdwood where his band can relax, write music and create a home base to start a rock-and-roll camp for kids.
Boston Doctors Move to Palmer
3. Boston Doctors Move to Palmer
November 5, 2018
Boston newlyweds are looking for a home in the farming community of Palmer, AK. Their wish list includes mountain views, space for visitors, a barn for animals and close proximity to the hospital where he will be on call.
Heading to the Last Frontier
2. Heading to the Last Frontier
October 29, 2018
A couple wants to get back to the basics by moving their family to Alaska. They have their sights set on Anchorage and she's adamant about having mountain views and a home office, while he wants a gym and a big yard for the kids.
Settling in Sitka
1. Settling in Sitka
October 22, 2018
A couple wants to give up their busy lives in Fort Bragg, NC, for a peaceful outdoor life in Sitka. They hope to find a large home that can accommodate guests and must decide between an island house or a home closer to town.
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Where to Watch Living Alaska
Living Alaska is available for streaming on the HGTV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Living Alaska on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, HGTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    August 18, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (40)