Home is Where the Heart Is: Alaska Edition

By Mike Hiestand, Houstory Publishing Founder

So Dan and I just returned from a week-long cruise to Southeast Alaska where we had a truly wonderful time with family and friends celebrating our folk’s 50th wedding anniversary.

In addition to the “normal,” and amazing wild Alaskan fare of spouting whales, seals, bears, glaciers we also took in some of Alaska’s wild and equally amazing homes. Having spent my formative years in Alaska and being a bona fide recipient of the state’s permanent fund dividend checks for several years (look it up — no taxes and they pay you), I feel I have the right to speak frankly: Like its extreme weather and everything else about our 49th state, Alaskan homes have a style all their own. Enjoy!