Woman, 29, who was fired from her job sells her belongings and moves across the country to a remote area of Alaska where she now lives in a cabin with no RUNNING WATER

A woman yearning for a ‘fresh start’ decided to sell almost all of her possessions and move across the country to a remote area of ​​Alaska where she now lives in a cabin with no running water.

Lauren Hurst (29) has always had a passion for the outdoors and spent years moving around while working at various National Parks and Forests.

But she eventually settled in Bellingham, Washington, where she began renting a “nice two-bedroom apartment downtown” and worked at a consulting firm, which sparked her knack for nature.

“I tried to create a life that met the description of ‘settled’ once I had a permanent role and healthy, consistent salary,” she recalls People magazine recently.

A woman decided to sell almost all of her possessions and move across the country to a remote area of ​​Alaska where she now lives in a cabin with no running water

A woman decided to sell almost all of her possessions and move across the country to a remote area of ​​Alaska where she now lives in a cabin with no running water

Lauren Hurst (seen in Alaska), 29, has always had a passion for the outdoors and spent years moving around working at various national parks and forests

Lauren Hurst (seen in Alaska), 29, has always had a passion for the outdoors and spent years moving around working at various national parks and forests

But she eventually settled in Bellingham, Washington, where she began renting a

But she eventually settled in Bellingham, Washington, where she began renting a “nice two-bedroom apartment downtown” and worked at a consulting firm.

But after being laid off, she realized the path she was on no longer made her happy - so she decided to 'start over' and embark on a journey to find herself by moving to Alaska

But after being laid off, she realized the path she was on no longer made her happy – so she decided to ‘start over’ and embark on a journey to find herself by moving to Alaska

In July 2023, she got rid of almost everything she owned - with only what she could fit in her car - and officially made the move to the icy state.  She was seen in Alaska

In July 2023, she got rid of almost everything she owned – with only what she could fit in her car – and officially made the move to the icy state. She was seen in Alaska

But after being laid off, she realized the path she was on no longer made her happy – so she decided to ‘start over’ and embark on a journey to find herself by moving to Alaska.

“(Being fired) forced me to look around and determine if that lifestyle made me happy or if society’s description of ‘settled’ made me feel any safer,” she continued.

She rented something known as a dry cabin (seen), which is popular in Alaska and has

She rented something known as a dry cabin (seen), which is popular in Alaska and has “no running water or plumbing.”

‘I found myself weighed down by the high cost of rent, the amount of stuff I needed to furnish a bigger house, and I had the natural environment I lived in when I (in the National Parks) worked, missed.’

In July 2023, she got rid of almost everything she owned – with only what she could fit in her car – and officially made the move to the icy state.

Lauren rented something known as a “dry cabin,” which is popular in Alaska and has “no running water or plumbing.”

She explained that they were ‘much cheaper than other forms of housing’ which meant she could take the time she needed to settle in ‘without the financial stress of high rents pushing her back into an inappropriate job too soon’ . ‘

After three months of adjustment, Lauren got a job as a surveyor, which involved her ‘traveling to remote villages’ to ‘do fieldwork’.

Living in Alaska comes with many highs—as well as some lows—which she’s documented on her TikTok account, where she’s now racked up more than 197,000 followers.

Lauren then got a job as a surveyor, which involved her 'traveling to remote villages' to 'do field work'

Lauren then got a job as a surveyor, which involved her ‘traveling to remote villages’ to ‘do field work’

Living in Alaska comes with many highs — as well as some lows — which she's documented on her TikTok account, where she's now racked up more than 197,000 followers

Living in Alaska comes with many highs — as well as some lows — which she’s documented on her TikTok account, where she’s now racked up more than 197,000 followers

The extremely low temperatures and inclement weather were certainly not easy - especially if she had to venture to use the toilet or top up her water

The extremely low temperatures and inclement weather were certainly not easy – especially if she had to venture to use the toilet or top up her water

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Reply to @75kidspack I work in surveying! I came to Alaska without a plan – just a fantasy to start over. I didn’t know what I would do for work or even if I wanted to use my degrees/background. I considered taking a job in retail or F&B to make friends and build community in a new town, but I feel lucky to have found this job that uses my skills and pushes me out of my comfort zone. PS Please leave your cold weather recommendations in the comments! #land survey #women’s lineage #fieldwork #alaska

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The positives include a much ‘lower cost of living’, spending a lot of time outdoors traveling to places she ‘would probably never get to otherwise’ and an ‘added sense of adventure’.

As for the downsides, the extremely low temperatures and inclement weather certainly weren’t easy – especially when she had to venture out to use the toilet or top up her water.

In one video, she explained how she has to use an outside room to do her business, and the 33-step walk to the toilet (she counted) is definitely not ideal when it’s -35 degrees outside.

She also has to shovel the path to the outhouse when it snows, which is quite often.

In another clip, she revealed how she gets water to use in the cabin – every few weeks she has to go into town to a water station, where she has to fill two enormous jugs.

In one video, she explained how she has to use an outside room to do her business, and the 33-step walk to the toilet (she counted) is definitely not ideal when it's -35 degrees outside

In one video, she explained how she has to use an outside room to do her business, and the 33-step walk to the toilet (she counted) is definitely not ideal when it’s -35 degrees outside

She also has to shovel the path to the outhouse when it snows, which is quite often

She also has to shovel the path to the outhouse when it snows, which is quite often

She also has to shovel the path to the outhouse when it snows, which is quite often

In another clip, she revealed how she gets water to use in the cabin - every few weeks she has to go into town to a water station, where she has to fill two enormous jugs

In another clip, she revealed how she gets water to use in the cabin – every few weeks she has to go into town to a water station, where she has to fill two enormous jugs

She set up one mug with a spout over her sink for washing dishes, and kept a large bucket underneath to catch the water after it went down the drain.

She set up one mug with a spout over her sink for washing dishes, and kept a large bucket underneath to catch the water after it went down the drain.

She set up one mug with a spout over her sink for washing dishes, and kept a large bucket underneath to catch the water after it went down the drain.

Despite some of the problems, Lauren wouldn't have it any other way.  She said: 'For me, moving to Alaska was all about getting uncomfortable... Now I can withstand anything'

Despite some of the problems, Lauren wouldn’t have it any other way. She said: ‘For me, moving to Alaska was all about getting uncomfortable… Now I can withstand anything’

She sets up one pitcher with a spout over her sink to wash dishes, and keeps a large bucket underneath to catch the water after it goes down the drain, which she then throws outside into the woods.

Despite some of the problems, Lauren wouldn’t have it any other way.

She concluded to People: ‘For me, moving to Alaska was just about getting uncomfortable.

‘I wanted to push my personal limits physically, emotionally and mentally by experiencing a lifestyle that requires extra effort in an environment that is a bit rougher.

“I had no idea what this adventure would hold for me, but the fact that I was able to adapt to the harsh winter in interior Alaska while starting a new job, building a new community and incorporating a new everyday routine in a dry cabin I feel like I can withstand anything.’