Buy an Island for Less than the Price of a Condo
Life in the city has become a little more complicated in the age of corona, so how about buying an entire island for yourself? Surprisingly, this island costs less than most apartments.
The island of Linga is located in the Scalloway Islands, a small archipelago in the Scottish Shetland, though it's actually closer to Norway than Scotland. It's a little over 60 acres and has been uninhabited since 1934. The village of Walls can be found on the next island over, sparsely populated with less than 1,000 inhabitants.
Linga features stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife. The buyer will be allowed to build a pier with a reception area, new agricultural buildings, a two-acre lake with a traditional water mill — that's in addition to reconstructing two abandoned houses and building one new house.
A series of measures have also been approved, which are capable of rendering the island eco-friendly and even self-sustainable in terms of energy generation. In addition to the water mill, you'd be allowed to set up solar panels.
So how much does it cost? Proposals are being accepted for as little as £250,000, or about $300,000. Not bad, right!? Head here to check out the ad and see more photos.