Living Next Door To Russia: How The Remotest US Community Stays Happy.

Will Jelbert
8 min readFeb 10, 2018

You can see Russia from my living room. No really.

Little Diomede, Alaska. Photo: Will Jelbert

It’s about as close as anywhere in the US gets to ‘Hygge’. It’s a place of sharing, equality and close contact and it’s also the most isolated community in the United States. That said, there is occasionally cell phone service.

Will Jelbert

Bestselling author of Word Wise and The Happiness Animal