‘Alaskan Bush People’: Rewatch the ‘Howling’ Moment the Brown Kids Leave Browntown For the Last Time

by Halle Ames

Relive the emotional moment where the kids on Alaskan Bush People leave their Browntown home for the last time.

We all know there is no place like home. But when you build your home yourself, from the ground up, it takes on a whole new meaning. In fact, the Brown family created their own little town to live in.

Bear, Rain, and Bird pack their bags as they say goodbye to Browntown for the last time. They will be joining Ami and the rest of the children in California, where Ami is undergoing cancer treatment. Unfortunately, family patriarch Billy Brown died in early February from a seizure.

“It is pretty quiet, listen,” says Bear as the Brown children freeze. “And that will be the sound of it after we’re gone.”

“With all of their belongings gathered, Bear, Bird, and Rain prepared to finally reunite with the rest of the Wolfpack in California. But not before embracing the solitude of their Chichagof Island homestead one last time,” says the Alaskan Bush People narrator.

The Alaskan Bush People Struggle at Letting Go

The Alaskan Bush People children struggle to say goodbye to their home. Bird reveals she is especially having a hard time.

“My family definitely has a history of, you know, leaving homes and going to new places,” reveals Bird. “But saying goodbye to Browntown is different and harder than saying goodbye to just another home that we’ve had.”

Bird is not alone. Her younger sister Rain is also emotionally tied to the home.

“It’s hard when you leave something that matters to you behind, and it’s also hard when you’re forced to move on, but Browntown will live on,” says 14-year-old Rain.

The clip cuts to a flashback of the late Billy Brown talking to his wife, Ami, on an episode of Alaskan Bush People. He tells his wife that the family will build a house whenever she would like.

“Let’s walk every inch, point to the ground, stomp your foot when you’re happy, and we’ll build your house there,” says Billy Brown.

“I’m Proud of the Life That We’ve Built”

Bird Brown is not a person that admires city life. She is proud to be part of the Alaskan Bush People. In addition, she hopes that one day another family, similar to her own, will call Browntown home.

“You know, I’m proud of the life that we’ve built ourselves in Alaska,” states Bird. “One because it was mom and dad’s dream, long before I even came along, and for me to be part of that dream was just amazing. You know, I think it’d be really, really cool if another Bush family stumbled upon Browntown and all the things that we’ve built. I know if we came across something like that, it would have been awesome, so I do hope that someday another family stumbles upon old Browntown.”

While some Brown children struggle with the idea of leaving, Bear has no issue packing up and moving on.

“I’ve never really had much of a hard time leaving, myself,” reveals Bear. “I just put one foot in front of the other and normally in a jumping motion, but it is handy knowing that we accomplished everything that we set out to.”

The Alaskan Bush People give one last howl before heading on their boat to join the rest of the Wolfpack.