They chose the strange way of life.
For many of us the dream of a tranquil self-sufficient life away from bustling cities and people forever will remain a dream. However, for the family, Atoli (Atchleys) just the usual for us living in grey Metropolitan areas was a distant memory — for 18 years they live as a hermit in Alaska.
David, Romy and their 13-year-old son sky Atoli — the only people living along the river Nowitna, the length of which is 402 km.
Family hippie who’s into weed, escaped from society to create his own life and the world, where only three of them.
The nearest city, Fairbanks, is 322 miles from family, and only accessible by snowmobile. So any trip to the grocery store for Eccli — dangerous journey.
In their world don’t need to worry that someone will podsizhivayut them to office, it is not necessary to struggle seeks to improve, and do not need to frantically check the tape Facebook, for fear of missing something new.
Family not much to worry about. In addition to hungry bears, wolves, forest fires, thin ice, disease and incredibly low temperatures.
Every detail of family life was documented by British photographer ed gold (Ed Gold), who lived with a hermit for three weeks.
Atcly, ceased to look after such an annoying thing as time, focusing on your own based on the Northern lights.
The house has no hot water, it must boil, and the function of the refrigerator runs the snow.
13-year-old son a pair of Skye, in recognition of his father, a sort of social experiment. Everything about life he learns from the parents will care when they grow old.
While the family is resting, Smoking homegrown and legitimate stocks of grass.
The Internet, of course, they have, and in my spare time, Atcle playing a Board game Dungeons and Dragons (“Dungeons and dragons”). However, Skye still has the console, and he plays video games, for example GTA.
The nearest hospital is a few hours away. The family is often confronted with fallen trees, danger of falling under the ice and wildlife.
On the first night of the move many years ago David and I had a visit from a bear, having smelled the food.
Another time, I had to shoot a bear again, intending to crush them with a makeshift refrigerator with all the food reserves.
Family doesn’t use Internet since 1999, after David and I moved to his solitary shack after they have completed the prerequisite survival skills.
Before 52-year-old David worked in the city and 44-year-old Romi was a waitress.
Now David sometimes moonlights at a gold mine 160 km from the house or sells the shirts and coats are handmade.
The only contact with civilization occurs once a year, when he and Skye leave to visit family in Alabama for a month.
David said that people often ask, what is the impact on the family 18 years of isolation. According to his confession, it definitely changes a person. “You have time to carefully consider something. We can spend a few months discussing the same problem. Because we can afford to waste time.”
“Do we miss people? No, we have too much to do.”
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