Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

All The Residents Of This Alaskan Town Live In The Same Building.


Once you've made it to the end of the tunnel, you'll find yourself entering the Alaskan town of Whittier. Whittier, Alaska, which is a very small port town on the shore of Prince William Sound, has very few residents. But that's not necessarily what makes the town so unique.

14-Story Building

The moment you step foot in Whittier you'll most certainly take notice of the very large condo building in the center of it all. The building, which was once used for military officers during the U.S. Army’s occupation of Whittier, houses the residents currently living in Whittier. And we're not just talking about a few of the residents. No, we're talking about most of the town's 200 residents lives in the structure.

Under One Roof

So why have all of the residents decided to live in one building, when there's clearly enough space for them to spread out? Well, there's a very simple answer to that: Alaska is really cold. Considering that there are sub-zero temperatures and ridiculously strong winds, the residents of Whittier decided that it would be safer for the community if everyone lived under the same roof.

Everything You Need

In fact, the residents of Whittier decided that they didn't need to go outside at all during the frigid winter months. So, they built everything they needed right inside the Begich Towers. They have a laundromat, medical center, church, a convenience store, along with many other services.

Cozy Town

Luckily, Reddit user HyruleanHero1988 was able to stay in the condo building right along with the residents of Whittier. It's obvious from his photos that he enjoyed his stay in the small town of Whitter. "It feels cozier than you would imagine," he said.

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