The Absurd Reason Why This Family Lives In Isolation 11 Months of the Year

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The Atchley family used to live a busy life in the city before they moved to a cabin deep in the Alaskan wilderness. After going off the grid, David and Romey raised their children in seclusion, living off the land and avoiding the go, go, go of the city. But the reason why they moved is the most shocking part of their lifestyle...

Life on the Nowitna River

The Atchleys are the only people who live anywhere along the 250-mile stretch of the Nowitna River. There are no commercial or residential areas near the deep wilderness where the family resides. However, this life of isolation is one the Atchleys always longed for...

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Living Out Their Dream

“Growing up I was really interested in living off the land,” Romey said in 2018. “I had this desire to have space around me and really think about life.” Although they discovered that the Alaskan wilderness was the perfect place to do so, not everyone in the family felt the same...

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