Laptop and sketchpad showing house designs
House plans

Working on house plans! There are four major paths to designing a house: do it all yourself, buy an off-the-shelf plan, hire a designer, or hire an architect. There are also many hybrid methods, such as buying an off-the-shelf plan … Read More

AK House Project lot
The lot

The lot! In the summer of 2017 I picked up 1.3 acres (56,348 square feet) in the hills above Anchorage, off of Goldenview. The whole lot is buildable, and there is a glacial moraine in the back with a view … Read More

Books about homebuilding
And we’re off!

Instead of kicking this account off with pretty building photos I’m starting with books. There is SO MUCH to know and learn about housebuilding. I’m starting this process with minimal knowledge about construction, but the project is complex and the … Read More


CONTACT Feel free to get in touch!


Hi, welcome to AK House Project! I started this as a way to document my housebuilding project in Anchorage, Alaska. I purchased land in 2017 and started building fall of 2019. My goal is to be as transparent and informative … Read More

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