6 Private Islands Available for Under $100,000
Ever dreamt of owning your own private island? As it turns out, they're not all prohibitively expensive. Here are six private islands recession-priced for the everyman.
Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Only problem is that once you get there, there'll probably still be people there. Don't get us wrong, people are great! BUT they come with hang-ups and annoyances: They're all like "you can't park there," "will you help me move next week?" and "you didn't respond to my link on Facebook."
Who needs that nonsense?
If only there was a way to have your own private secret place where you made the rules and were the only person allowed. As it turns out, such oases do exist! You, my exasperated friend need your own private island!
And we're not talking about some kumbaya "happy place" private island of the mind. We're talking about an actual, literal, plot of land surrounded by water where you are the sole inhabitant.
Click here for Bundle's ratings of 15 travel agencies near you. Of course, most private islands are prohibitively expensive, costing in the multi-millions. BUT, as with all things, there is a far edge of the bell curve that places the dream of owning your own island into your more realistic grasp.
After searching through the listings of various island real estate brokers, we were able to locate exactly six available islands that you can own for less than US$100k. Not cheap, but not unreasonably costly. Consider that the median price for a home sold in the US in 2010 was $221,800. So, a new island home for under $100k is a pretty good deal.
Note: while you may harbor visions of Fantasy Island, life on these plots will probably be a bit more like Lost. You'll be forced to rough it a little as these are completely undeveloped plots devoid of any infrastructure or amenities. BUT it is all yours to do with as you please. Build a new house of your design. Name the island after yourself. Make your own laws, you are the president now!*
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So, whether you are looking to pick it all up and begin anew in a fantastic new location (or, if you just want to probe through some real estate porn) click through our slideshow of available private islands, all for sale at recession prices.
*You will, of course, be subject to your host nation's laws and regulations
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Evan Dashevsky is the Editor of Bundle.com, follow him @haldash