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The town where almost everyone lives under the same roof

In this video, we journey to Whittier, Alaska to find out what it’s like for virtually the entire population to live at the same address.

Whittier’s Begich Towers, built by the US military during the Cold War as a no-frills barracks, is now home to the majority of the isolated town’s 300 or so residents. Inside, there’s a small supermarket, a post office, a notary – even a tiny church. And according to residents, that’s plenty.

But what is life really like without a conventional social scene, and no upward mobility to aspire to?

View the original video here.

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