Open Skies Farmstead

Crunchy, Off-Grid Living in Rural Alaska


Anchor Point Alaska

Spring Finally Arrived, Sort Of

Well folks, spring, I believe, has finally arrived to our slice of the world. It's mid-April and we've seen a huge difference in the weather in the last few weeks. Temps have been up to the mid-40s and down in... Continue Reading →


An Unexpected Gift

"Hey, I've been talking with Nick," our neighbor Josh said over the phone, "and we've decided to put your roof on for you tomorrow. You don't need to be home, as long as all the supplies are there. It's supposed to... Continue Reading →

Building the Cabin – First Story

For this, the last house we plan on building, we've decided to build usingĀ 6"x 6" four-sided logs. The floor plan is for a two-story 16'x 24' with an additional one-story nook (approximately 6' wide and 12' long) which has the... Continue Reading →

The Summer of the Tarp

A year ago, we were sitting down discussing our plans and future for our land. In previous conversations we had decided that we would continue living and working in town while driving out to the property periodically and slowly building the... Continue Reading →

Back to our Roots

Five years ago there were just two of us in the Open Sky family and we were sitting in our home in Spokane, Washington talking about leaving the city again and going back to our roots. Back to Alaska. Back... Continue Reading →

Slowing Down

Winter in Alaska means slow days, cold, and darkness. Normally we like to hibernate the long winter away: hot cocoa, books, and the PS3. This year, though, is a different story for the Open Skies Farmstead. Building our log cabin... Continue Reading →

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