It’s a fun place to be this Long Lake. Really. Phone rings at the Main Headquarters.
“Hello, Long Lake Tourism, how may I help you today?”
“So I’m from the National Geographic Show and we’d like to shoot episodes of our TV Show Building Wild in your area. Can you help?”
“Well, I’ll try, what is it, what do you need and how much will it cost me?”
“We need people with land, personality and a dream to build a hideaway cabin in the woods with no electricity and no water and the most difficult access ever, that’s part of the story.. getting there shouldn’t be easy”
“Sold. Where do I sign?”
Yes – it’s true, National Geographic is going to dip it’s toes in the remote waters of the Central Adirondacks and explore Long Lake, NY. Why not? We’ve got bear, loons, owls, bugs, trees, contentious land issues, passionate folks and big personalities. Seems like a good mix for a reality show.
Ok – so look for flyer’s. Call your long lost uncle with that remote piece of property in Long Lake you’ve always wanted to build on. Show us your hunting trophies, or your bird lists … whatever dynamic dream you’ve got, it all plays a part.
Here’s the text from the flier…
Do you dream of a getaway cabin in the middle of nowhere? Building Wild can build it.
Building Wild is a reality TV show setting a course to pull together a crew, materials (most of them, not all) and need the guy with a dream of getting away from it all on his own piece of paradise. (Long Lake, Raquette Lake… totally the perfect locations for this to happen – although I’ve already heard from one friend who summers here to make sure we don’t put the crew near his house.. and so it begins!)
You might be what we’re looking for if you own a remote piece of land, the more remote, the better. Getting there should be half the battle for our crew. (can we say Boat Access only Long Laker’s or Raquette Laker’s?) When we say wilderness, we mean it: from mountain tops to an island on a remote lake. We will put you on camera to document the adventure. If this sounds like you, email
Send Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of yourself (including fun hobbies) your vision for your dream getaway and a photo of your property.