Tuesday, August 25, 2015


We have decided to leave Alaska and move back to the farm Paul was raised on in North Dakota. His mom still lives there and is getting tired of mowing the grass by herself :)  We will truly miss Alaska, it has been a great place to raise our family!  We had been hoping that our next move would be to Israel, to the land promised to those who love Yahwh.  But, that is not open to us now so we feel our next step should be back to Paul's mom in North Dakota. We are looking forward to the move, our first six kids were born there and we have fond memories of our time there.
We have been working very hard to spruce up our place here to make it easier to sell. So, spread the word, this is an awesome place to live for the right family!  If you know anyone who might be interested have them give us a call from the craigslist ad. Here's a link and a copy of our posting:


 8br - 4000ft2 - Beautiful Lakefront Lodge and Home (Nondalton)

Asking $275,000
Beautiful home and lodge on Six-Mile Lake, Nondalton, AK with majestic views and good fishing. 

* 1289 sq ft Turnkey Lodge with four very nice all season apartments approximately 250 sqft each with individual bathrooms and kitchenettes. Small laundry and cold storage with two chest freezers for apartment building. 170 ft beach front property on Six-Mile Lake. Float plane mooring with 3/1000 gal fuel storage tanks and 2200 gal fuel truck. 
* 2136 sq ft Main Residence on adjacent lot has 4 bedrooms/2.5 baths, full basement with its own walkout entrance and an established garden and greenhouse. New metal roof, several new windows, paint, and insulation as well as many electrical upgrades. Smoke house and storage building located on lot with house. 
* 512 sq ft Shop that currently does mechanic work for Nondalton and three surrounding villages with three out buildings for storage. 

Located next to the Lake Clark Preserve; residents have subsistence hunting privileges to include Lake Clark National Park. There are no property taxes. You can put a net out on the beach right by your front door and harvest all the sockeye salmon you need. State maintained runway with daily air taxi service, city water, sewer, post office, K-12 school, fire dept and clinic. One hour flight from Anchorage. Excellent trout, pike and salmon fishing access by boat and short flights to the Kvichak and the Nushagak Rivers. Price is based on the capitalization rate of return on two existing businesses and a modest price for the house. Priced to sell quickly as we need to return to the lower 48 to help extended families. Currently have 3 boats/motors, 3 snowmobiles, 4 inflatable kayaks, a small truck, fuel truck, several tools that can be included, but we will start liquidating soon so call and lets start talking. Ask for Paul.






If you have any ideas or suggestions to help us sell our property, send us a comment :)

Monday, August 10, 2015

New Metal Roof

When we added a dormer to the back of the house our vintage cedar shingles couldn't handle the lower pitch and we started having some leaking problems.  The cedar shingles had been there a long time so we decided to replace the shingles with metal. It was another fun family project and the new roof looks great!
 Joshua, Quentin, Anna and Caleb

 In the photo below, Anna is struggling to haul a roll of tar paper up the ladder while Quentin (who at 6'6" could have just handed it to her once she climbed up) is texting brother-in-law Trey and telling him what an awesome job he's doing on the roof.

 Quentin made sure he was in position and ready by the time she had the tar paper to the roof.
We did have fun! :)

The city has been replacing its water system last fall they replaced the water lines to the house and this summer they replaced the lines to the apartments.  The guys did a great job and didn't disturb our garden at all :)