Life in the Boondocks

By STEFANOS CHEN

$795,000
Central Idaho wilderness, outside Riggins, Idaho
42.5 acres with a 3,246-square-foot cabin
The property is bordered by the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness Area, a federally protected nature preserve. At 40 miles from the nearest city, the only practical way to access the property is by small aircraft or jet boat. Hunters will find plenty of deer and elk, as well as steelhead trout. The four-bedroom, five-bathroom home from the 1970s was renovated in 2009 and has its own generator and septic system.
Agent: Stoney Burke of Hall & Hall
$7.75 million
Admiralty Island, Southeast Alaska
45.75 acres with a 2,383-square-foot chalet
The owner, George Herrdum, built this three-bedroom, three-bath home in 2002 on land surrounded by a national forest preserve. Here, the bear population is about 1,600, outnumbering people 3 to 1. It’s located about 45 minutes by seaplane from Juneau. The cedar heartwood, tongue-and-groove-style home was inspired by the owner’s farmhouse in Germany’s Black Forest. “It’s one of the last paradises,” he said.
Agent: Dean Jones of Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty

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