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 Islands for Sale2006-02-05 21:59
by Flemming Funch

Here you'll find a bunch of islands for sale around the world. Starting one's own country on a tropical island is a nice dream. Seems like $28,500 will get you started. (Via BoingBoing)

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6 Feb 2006 @ 01:13 by vibrani : Yep
I've seen those before, but buying an island is the easy part. The hard part is getting supplies, electricity or solar power, food, transportation, plumbing, and all the rest you probably would need to live there.  

6 Feb 2006 @ 03:20 by bushman : Also,
Your land value will drop, as the sea level rises, lol. Not a good invesment, well even then, you could rent shallow water anchoring RV house boat spots, lol.  

6 Feb 2006 @ 09:19 by jazzolog : I Get The Feeling
Ming may be daydreaming about getting away from it all...or at least helping us to do so. He DID get away, at least from these shores...and there he is now, at the center of an Internet street riot elsewhere in this blog. Nice and peaceful in this entry anyway.

Dana and I have been thinking to get away from it all for years, and keep wishing for Cape Breton. Another NCN member recently proposed buying some land together up in Big Scotia (and no, not Jeff's daughter's apartment) with some other people. I remain a bit dubious about the possibility of really ever "getting away" though. Where in the Global Village can you hide out---even if you're rich and powerful Dick Cheney or somebody? I'm reminded of the American family that figured the world was going to hell back in the mid-30s, and decided to make a run for it. They bought a piece of one of those romantic South Seas islands pictured above, sold everything and moved there. Oh yeah, its name? Guam.  

6 Feb 2006 @ 11:47 by rayon : Nice to trust
enough to be almost alone, but what about Cuisine please - herbs, vegetables, oils, legumes: there used to be 600 different legumes in the US, now apparently there are two. Will story up later on this. And rice, and the tubers, and fuel? No community. Had to swear to first love that orange boxes for furniture would be fine, so already done that!  

6 Feb 2006 @ 17:38 by ming : Getting away
It is a nice dream to get away. A simple life, concentrating on tangible stuff in front of you, enjoying the sun, swimming in the blue sea, eating fish you caught. But, yeah, by now it is probably impossible to really get away. And probably doesn't serve any great purpose.  

7 Feb 2006 @ 14:31 by rayon : This dream
seems like something to realise for you: that is really nice. There are places off the beaten track by the water in which to face the wild, some have tent or reed type cabins giving a totally authentic atmosphere of place, in which one becomes dependent on the local people for relevent knowledge in which to maintain one's safety etc. Truly a way out spot, called Liwonde, check www.malawitourism.com go to Mvuu Lodge also www.artsafari.co.uk for more pics. The mighty river shown is the outlet from L. Malawi. (The village of Liwonde is a small unidentifiable forested sprawl). Details of the place I stayed, also in the trees, on rocks, by lake, in tent are not to hand at PRESENT. There less than 24 hours from London, the rock rabbits came to feed outside my wooden verandah, unbelievable.

Alternatively, a friend has a fishing lodge (just for locals I think) on the lake which I am sure would not be refused.  

7 Feb 2006 @ 15:12 by b : It would be nice to buy a large enough
island in a safe part of the world. An island that could support a few thousand people with ample fresh water or have the technology to make ample fresh water. Not a backward, laid back place but one where exciting new developments in technology and new forms of civilization could occur. perhaps a gold mine could support the initial endeavor.  

7 Feb 2006 @ 17:44 by bushman : Perhaps,
B :}  

9 Feb 2006 @ 17:54 by rayon : Very trusting
of you B - island living has a different reality - best from outside. Practice in a walled city first. I have been looking at places here for communities and ideas for funding etc for sometime. Mainly the illustration of the web community shows just how completely impossible a real life one to be. The only commonality being the word. Writing about each excluding use of "Community" - would give quite separate entities. The real life one did not show much Discussion, but silent paternal kindly hierarchies (with assured funding however!). Do the Acres of wording/discussion in the other compensate deprivation of physical presence? do the shallows go into deeper water?

Is the island the ideal solution?

May be it is not a community at all, but an Agora, a meeting place of strangers with perhaps a subject matter or two in common, like Speakers Corner (Hyde Park) with pictures.  

10 Feb 2006 @ 09:26 by b : NRaye, looking for a new civilization
I don't quite understand what you are saying except that you don't think an island would be a good place to create a model of a new civilization?

"Do the Acres of wording/discussion in the other compensate deprivation of physical presence?"

Whatever does that mean?


10 Feb 2006 @ 14:41 by rayon : Yes to first
question: Idylic indeed. In reality the Island may be the opposite of appearence for creating a model for a New Civilisation. Discussion on a web is very different to team working in person, to lead to question 2. In person, people seem to use many more words than they would if they were physically talking person to person. My comment asks if the more words are a self compensation for not being in physical presence. Quid pro quo. Miss out on physicality get longer chance to speak. Put another way, as Ming also does, the Web does/offers a great deal of speaking - and the island will not, the speaking availability will be done on a very different interactive basis.

This is an obvious statement, but often in life it has to stated. This must happen to everyone in their own fields. This is merely a statement of practicality.

So, if Ming had in mind such an idea when postulating the very reasonably priced lovely islands above - I'm just adding a comment to the pot. I am familiar with exponential jumping knowledge ways. Sorry! Forgive me, currently I am on page 100 of 150 on chosen NCN delights. B, you are a true Idealist which is lovely. Are you still gonna hook me up on this? :))  

11 Feb 2006 @ 07:02 by b : Naw, NRaye
No hooks for you. That's a good explanation.  

24 Jun 2006 @ 10:14 by Mary Grace Pamplona @ : Good Move!
These islands are beautiful and don't worry about electricity and solar powers. Who ares! If I was the opwner of an island I would live like a native and preserve my island for future generations. Only eating and using the land for what ios necessary, not festroying other forms of life to make my life comfortable. Let live the earth, that allows you to live!

I wouldn't want my island to become just anopther peice of polluted CRAP!  

17 Jul 2006 @ 02:38 by Hector "the hunk" @ : Search for the sweetest island nigga
To whom ever it may concern,

My name is Hector also known as "The Hunk" i am 34 years old and am looking for a pad for my early retirement and the bitches that will come with me. I dont want the island to be too big but i will need alot of space for mud wrestling, nude runs and outdoor sex shoots. Are there any islands you have in mind (preferably already inhabited with slutty cunts).

I would say my portfolio is strong to moderate. Dicks. I swear its the angle of the camera its not usually that small. Its a cold day. P.s. I want my island to have warm weather, so some sort of artificial weather maker would be useful. Like the truman show. I'll also need as many cameras as the truman show to keep an eye on my bitches round the clock. I need to know what those hoes are upto all day every day. Can these island preferably be in panama as the price of cocaine is quite cheap, if not could the landmass be flown to panama. Also what is the soil like for planting herbs. Please get back to me as soon as possible, as my bitches and hoe are getting impatient bunking with my wife and mother and all three complain that my daughter gets a room to herself.

Love you xoxo (if you find the right island babe ;)) Although you don't find the island ill be watching you more closely then i watch my bitches at 4am every night.  

4 Aug 2006 @ 06:03 by Don Knots @ : Buying and Island or atleast renting one
Buying an Island or renting an island is on my list of things to do before I die.
islands for sale and islands
for rent  

4 Aug 2006 @ 06:04 by Don Knots @ : Buying and Island or atleast renting one
Buying an Island or renting an island is on my list of things to do before I die.
Visit Private Islands Online: http://www.privateislandsonline.com  

30 Sep 2006 @ 23:37 by Willow @ : Owning an Island-BIG responsibiity
OOPS...I do. Very small(an acre), in a huge lake (tropical climate) in Central America. Cost me less than a tin coffin here in the USA..(mobile home). Care taker,electricity and taxes come in under $120/US. Water processing system in place. I plan to garden to sustai myself and careaker (and of course his exteneded family) (aleady trees..coconut,mango and lime. Be the local first aide station (I am registered/certified nurse). This chance came throuh tragedy..I lost my youngest daughter in a horrific accident..the rest of my family is scattered...and lost to me. Here in USA..without a pension...or support...I would wind up living very marginally. There...I have the chance to be productive...make something out of tragedy and live without the hedonism that has truly been what destroyed the life I knew and the family.
So...my island story is a bit different. It is also a place where anyone who has suffered such loss can come and rest. Tiny as it may be...it will be an Eden. Any who have open hearts and pure intentions are welcome. THis is to honor my child taken too soon...at age 17...with such hopes and dreams. Taken by a world that loves and honors speed...racing cars...competition.....impatience...macho crap....instead of producing goodness, cooperation, patience and growth.
And so this litle island manifested....and was give to me for keep....
Her name is Alana. The island is now Alana's .Her place.
I welcome any who have ideas. I welcome company who are sincere to help those living in this water community.
Believe me...an island does not drop into your lap without a reason !!!! Especially when you are not rich ! Now...I am making ends meet to get there again....repairs being made etc....If i should be deemed Queen of my own island...i know that my responsibility is greater than anything I ever knew ! Willow  

9 Jan 2007 @ 23:26 by Anton @ : Anything another can do, I can do!
It was hard to find people very supportive of my dream to live and work on a sailboat and cruise the world while I was working for the minimum in my little village 7,000ft up in the hills of Wyoming, but here I am, in my 'floating home' tied to a dock in the Gulf and typing to you even now.

Whatever you dream, Just Do It.  

10 Jan 2007 @ 00:18 by ming : Sailboat
Hey, very cool. Here's to living your dreams.  

8 Mar 2008 @ 11:33 by Joe Dee @ : living on a private island
We are currently looking for a group of people (200 approx) if there is anyone interested please contact Joe at the above E-MAIL ADDRESS. prefer couples or familys age of no concern  

19 Dec 2014 @ 19:11 by Lisa @ : QDKOdbAJcLBkW
Yo! I was wanting your opinoin on an 1/8 Brushless buggy. I like the HPI Vorza, but my budget is more along the lines of the Red Cat bacldraft. lol.. anyway I dont race, just bash, but I dont want junk. So any ideas?? Also a text reply is fine.Thanks man.  

23 Dec 2014 @ 12:44 by Monica @ : mOsTCdEHdU
Depends on the receiver. Basic reaipr for antennas typically is cracking the case and soldering on a new to the same length as the old. However, if your antenna is not directly soldered on or is a coax then installation is a little harder.  

1 May 2016 @ 22:47 by Lanette @ : HnAUvQPpko
Anonimo scrive:non volevo entrare nel merito, non volevo parlare di contenuti.Ora sono costretto a farlo, e non ti pi23eràac0;.Preparati se intendi rispondermi ancora, questa è una guerra adesso!  

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