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The Faces of "Building Alaska"

It takes a special breed of individual to face down the challenges in the remote regions of Alaska. Here are three men, and their families and teams, determined to carve out homes in some of the most unforgiving terrain on the planet.

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Lee Raymond, Builder<br>The Quiet Lake Project

Lee Raymond is a resident of Chugiak, Alaska. The build site for his retirement home — dubbed "Lee's Nest Egg" — is on Quiet Lake near Mt. McKinley, and about 70 miles northwest of Anchorage. It's the most remote of the three projects and is only accessible by float plane in summer or snowmobile in winter.

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