Whittier, Alaska is a small, remote town 60 miles South of Anchorage that’s commonly referred to as the “town under one roof.”
How small is Whittier? Around 217 people liver there and it’s only accessible by boat or a one-way, one-lane tunnel.
But the strangest thing about this town is that nearly all of its residents live in the same building, Begich Towers, a Cold War-era army barracks built in 1974. A police station, grocery store, clinic, church, convenience story, and school are all housed within the structure.
Begich towers also has a bed and breakfast, and guests are welcome to come and observe how life goes on in the near one-structure town. Reddit user Hylieanhero88 and his girlfriend decided Whittier was worth experiencing as part of their vacation, and has posted his thoughts in a thread, along with his photo travelogue.