Tongass National Forest, National Geographic Magazine: Float House Life

Holding his puppy, “Meatball,” a youth hangs out on the dock of the float house where he lives with Swede and Shirley. The family built a float house off the coast of Prince of Wales Island which is only accessible by float plane or by boat. The houses are characteristic of southeast Alaska, and are tied down with ropes and floating on the water in isolated bays.

Life in remote Alaska offers adventures and an atypical lifestyle rich in experiences.

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