The BEST episodes of Buying Alaska

Every episode of Buying Alaska ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Buying Alaska!

BUYING ALASKA proves that forgoing basic amenities is a reasonable tradeoff when it comes to breathtaking views and stunning wild surroundings that you can't find anywhere in the lower 48 states. Offering much more than living quarters, these properties are so in tune with the extraordinary landscape that it's often what's beyond the house that proves to be the main attraction - from the ability to hunt and fish from a back deck, to extreme seclusion on your own private island, to self-sustaining features such as smokehouses and greenhouses. However, there are also dangers that come with all the beauty, and living in this rugged and remote terrain can lead to animal attacks and brutal winters that cut you off from society.

Last Updated: 9/7/2023Network: Destination AmericaStatus: Ended
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Alaskan Beach Town
star
7.57
23 votes

#1 - Alaskan Beach Town

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/8/2014

There aren’t any palm trees or tropical ocean breezes in the 49th state, but you can still live a beach life style on one of Alaska’s 3 million lakes. Dave and Elena are ready to find their dream Alaskan beach home.

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Juneau Waterfront
star
7.50
18 votes

#2 - Juneau Waterfront

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 10/26/2013

Chris and Heidi are marine adventurers who want Alaska’s marine wildlife to be right outside their front door. They want to buy a home on the coveted waterfront of the oceanside city of Juneau.

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Kenai Islands
star
7.50
18 votes

#3 - Kenai Islands

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/15/2014

Tim and Natalie rent a place on the Kenai River now but they’ve always dreamed of living in a home on one of the river’s few islands. Living in the middle of a river can be a challenge – there are no bridges to the islands and no sewage systems, either.

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Off the Grid
star
7.46
28 votes

#4 - Off the Grid

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/4/2012

A couple determined to live off the land look for a home in Alaska.

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Jaws, Claws and Beaver Fever
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7.42
19 votes

#5 - Jaws, Claws and Beaver Fever

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 11/16/2013

Shane and Erica want a home in the Alaskan wild, where it's so remote, the only way in is by a monster 8-wheeler. Homeowners beware! Bears attack the properties and beavers infect the drinking water with a painful disease.

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Alaska's Salmon Capitol
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7.41
41 votes

#6 - Alaska's Salmon Capitol

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/21/2012

A pair born and raised in Alaska want a home on the Kenai River so that they can fish whenever they want in the opener of this series, which follows potential buyers as they search for property in the 49th state.

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Secret City
star
7.41
17 votes

#7 - Secret City

Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired 2/16/2015

A pilot and his girlfriend take to the sky to find a home in the isolated village of Seldovia that fits their tight budget.

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Flying Home
star
7.39
28 votes

#8 - Flying Home

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/25/2012

A licensed pilot and his wife search for a remote cabin in Seldovia, where their family can take advantage of the great outdoors.

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Fishy Business
star
7.36
22 votes

#9 - Fishy Business

Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired 3/16/2015

A couple search far and wide to find a home that allows them to escape the smell of a neighboring fish cannery.

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Fish Out of Water
star
7.31
16 votes

#10 - Fish Out of Water

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/7/2013

Grant and Khrissy just got engaged. He's all-Alaskan but she's a fish out of water from the Deep South. Now, roughing it Alaskan-style is giving Khrissy major culture shock so the couple wants to buy a house that's a mix of the Alaska and Alabama.

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Timber Homes
star
7.31
26 votes

#11 - Timber Homes

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/4/2014

Newlyweds Mike and Jen moved to Fairbanks a year ago. Living near downtown has been convenient for work, but they've alwyays dreamed of living in a log home. Now they're headed for the hills above Fairbanks to make that dream a reality.

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Seldovia Fishing Paradise
star
7.30
27 votes

#12 - Seldovia Fishing Paradise

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/21/2012

A cabin close to Kachemak Bay is desired by a family of six from Utah who travel to Alaska every year to go fishing for halibut and salmon.

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Hangar Homes
star
7.30
27 votes

#13 - Hangar Homes

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/21/2013

Born and bred Alaskans, Andy and Nicole, grew up in a town so remote, their family vehicles were airplanes! Now that they’re looking for a new home, a driveway and garage won’t cut it. They need a house with an airplane hangar and a runway.

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No Roads In
star
7.29
24 votes

#14 - No Roads In

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 11/23/2013

A couple want to experience the Alaskan frontier way of life, complete with hungry bears and outhouses, and so they search for a remote cabin that they can only get to by way of off-road vehicle.

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Escape From Juneau
star
7.28
18 votes

#15 - Escape From Juneau

Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired 3/2/2015

Newlyweds who live in downtown Juneau want to escape the crowds and find a property where they can relax.

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Million Air
star
7.27
15 votes

#16 - Million Air

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 1/12/2015

Wes and Angela own an air taxi company in Alaska. He flies the plane and she runs the office. They want to land a million dollar dream home and can fly anywhere in the state to find it. But if they can’t agree on the location, their search may be grounded

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Homer Bound
star
7.26
23 votes

#17 - Homer Bound

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/5/2013

A couple who are new to Alaska are hoping to find a home in the town of Homer.

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Waterfront Wilderness
star
7.26
23 votes

#18 - Waterfront Wilderness

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/1/2014

A couple who live off the land want a house where they can hunt, fish, garden and live the Alaskan lifestyle.

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Log Homes and Saloons
star
7.26
23 votes

#19 - Log Homes and Saloons

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/13/2014

Adventurous couple, James and Erin, has been living in Anchorage for the past decade. Now that their son, Owen, is older they’re looking to make the remote outpost of Talkeetna a full time home.

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Baby On Board
star
7.25
20 votes

#20 - Baby On Board

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/3/2013

Matt and Jessica have a new baby and a dream of moving into a new home near the ocean around Juneau, Alaska. Waterfront homes are a bit too expensive so they choose a daring option - to live ON the water...in a liveaboard boat! This may be cheaper, but they discover life on a boat with an infant is not as easy as it is on land.

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Pilot's Paradise
star
7.25
12 votes

#21 - Pilot's Paradise

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 12/29/2014

Nicole and pilot Bruce have decided to leave the Lower 48 behind and make a new life up north. With their own private plane, they can buy a house anywhere they want. The search is on for a home with a runway.

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Mrs. Alaska Military Man
star
7.23
56 votes

#22 - Mrs. Alaska Military Man

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/31/2013

A Mrs. Alaska titleholder and her soldier husband search for a home in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Bear Necessities
star
7.23
26 votes

#23 - Bear Necessities

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/11/2012

A father and son are in the market for a remote recreational property where they can hunt Kodiak brown bears.

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Life on a Mountain
star
7.23
53 votes

#24 - Life on a Mountain

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/12/2013

Russ and Dana search for a home in a small mountain town in Alaska where the views are spectacular, the area is prime for outdoor adventures, but life can change at any moment from the danger of an avalanche.

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Growing Up Alaska
star
7.19
26 votes

#25 - Growing Up Alaska

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 9/20/2014

Kane and Laci currently live in an apartment above their gym in Fairbanks, but it’s not the Alaskan experience they’re looking for. They want to move out of the city limits and into the wild,

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