The loneliest island in the world | Photo credit: Twitter
A picturesque house on a remote island surrounded by the sea has been dubbed “the loneliest house in the world” after its images went viral on social media. If you are an introvert, this house might charm you.
Several people have joked that home is a perfect place to live in the midst of the pandemic. Many said they would struggle with loneliness if they had to live indoors.
According to one rumor, the isolated property was allegedly built by a billionaire who planned to move there in the event of a zombie apocalypse. Some even claimed that the house did not exist and was a photoshopped image.
The truth is that the isolated white house exists and is located on the island of Elliðaey, a remote island south of Iceland. Although the island is now completely deserted, about 300 years ago it was inhabited by five families. Families relied on fishing, puffin hunting and cattle breeding. The last residents left the island in the 1930s and the place has remained deserted ever since.
The stunning house in the viral image was built by the Elliðaey Hunting Association in the 1950s as a base for hunting the puffins that feed on the abundant supply of fish in the waters below. The property serves as a hunting base for the group to support their activities on the island.
There is no electricity, running water and internal plumbing on the island. However, the house has a sauna powered by a natural rainwater collection system.
The island is listed as a nature reserve and protected area.
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