The BEST Episodes of Buying Alaska
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2021
Network: Destination America
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.
#1 - Secret City
Season 3 - Episode 25 - Aired Feb 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.
#2 - Alaskan Beach Town
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 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.
#3 - Waterfront Wilderness
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 1, 2014
A couple who live off the land want a house where they can hunt, fish, garden and live the Alaskan lifestyle.
#4 - Million Air
Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 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
#5 - Hangar Homes
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 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.
#6 - Glacier River Homes
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Nov 29, 2014
A recently engaged couple who love the water and fishing look for a home in the town of Soldotna on the glacier-fed Kenai River.
#7 - Off the Grid
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2012
A couple determined to live off the land look for a home in Alaska.
#8 - Rocks to Riches
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 27, 2014
Alaskan natives Cole and Amanda have worked hard to build their successful rock climbing business. They’re living the Alaskan dream, but the only thing missing is their dream house. They’ll look at three million-dollar homes in the Last Frontier.
#9 - Kenai Islands
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Nov 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.
#10 - Jaws, Claws and Beaver Fever
Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired Nov 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.
#11 - Growing Up Alaska
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 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,
#12 - Cabin Upgrade
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 6, 2014
Todd and Kristy have been living in a dry cabin in Talkeetna, Alaska for over a decade. Now that their two sons are getting older, they need to upgrade to a bigger home, one that has running water and electricity. Will a new location mean a new lifestyle?
#13 - Alaska Man Caves
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 2, 2012
A fireman searches for a cheap property in Homer, Alaska, to turn into a man cave where he can store his hunting and fishing equipment.
#14 - Timber Homes
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 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.
#15 - Homer Improvement
Season 3 - Episode 16 - Aired Dec 6, 2014
A couple who are tired of making daily trips to the grocery store for water decide to give up their high-maintenance dry cabin and upgrade to a bigger place with indoor plumbing.
#16 - No Roads In
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Nov 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.
#17 - ATV Required
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 13, 2014
Eric and Amanda are ready to buy their very first home in one of their favorite places to visit – Talkeetna, Alaska. But as newlyweds, every penny counts so they might have to go the extra mile – even if that means traveling off the road.
#18 - Remote Coves
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 28, 2013
Charlie and Toni are outdoor adventure junkies who want a home in Alaska that’s so remote they can catch their next meal from the ocean right off their front porch. They search for houses hidden in the secluded coves of Alaska’s Kachemak Bay.
#19 - Escape From Juneau
Season 3 - Episode 27 - Aired Mar 2, 2015
Newlyweds who live in downtown Juneau want to escape the crowds and find a property where they can relax.
#20 - Baby On Board
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 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.
#21 - Alaska's Salmon Capitol
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 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.
#22 - Homer Bound
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Oct 5, 2013
A couple who are new to Alaska are hoping to find a home in the town of Homer.
#23 - Fishy Business
Season 3 - Episode 29 - Aired Mar 16, 2015
A couple search far and wide to find a home that allows them to escape the smell of a neighboring fish cannery.
#24 - Seldovia Fishing Paradise
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 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.
#25 - A Dog Mushers' Dream
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 28, 2012
A New Jersey couple searches for the perfect home to raise and train their dogsled team.