Saturday, March 17, 2007

If there really are men in trees there, I am so doing this!

A small town in Alaska is giving away free land in an effort to boost the local population. The only catch? It's a small town in nowhere Alaska.

"Are you tired of the hustle and bustle of the Lower 48, crime, poor schools, and the high cost of living?" the Web site asks. "Make your new home in the Last Frontier!"
The 1.3-acre lots will be awarded to the first people who apply for them and submit $500 refundable deposits beginning at 9 a.m. Monday. Each winning applicant must build a house measuring at least 1,000 square feet within two years. Power and phone hookups are now available.
City Clerk Nancy Hollis said people who apply in person or have someone stand in for them will have the best shot, since the post office doesn't open until noon and deliveries are even later from the regional hub of Fairbanks, 75 miles away.

If I had $500 to invest in such a thing this week I would totally do it. They've got men in trees in these little towns, I'm all for it! After all, it is my life dream to be a writer and live in the country. Why not do it in Alaska?

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