Island of Goats
Anyone looking to own an island might just be in luck this period as a totally untouched Scottish Island is up for sale. The island will reportedly be attractive to anyone who nurses a wish to get away and lead a simple life in a solitary place. The purchase of the island comes with nothing because it has no services, no buildings and also no people. The Island, which is called Island of the Goats or Eilean Nan Gabhar, spans 12.8 acres.
The London Economic noted that the ownership of the Island has been with one family for about 70 years before it recently came on the market for £120,000 ($154,000). The family allegedly stated that the island receives 3G service in specific areas and that means that if a person intends to build a house there, he/she stands a possibility of getting service. The island listing says that it has been totally unspoiled and untouched for different generations. The listing also highlights that it provides an uncommon opportunity to own an oasis that had enjoyed the benefits of natural regeneration.
The island is home to several birds as well as other wildlife. Wildflowers such as wild garlic, willow, rowan, bog myrtle, willow, beech, and hawthorn are also present on the island. The buyer will be able to explore the new island on a fairly rough footpath that goes around the whole island.
Even though the island appears like it is away from the world, it is in fact not far from the mainland. The Lochgilphead community is on the south of the island and Glasgow is also roughly two hours from the island. Lochgilphead reportedly has several stores and activities.
On the island’s south side, there is a sheltered anchorage which makes it possible to access the beach using a kayak, rib or tender. The ground of the Island of Goat has a mix of grassland, lush vegetation, gorse as well as attractive rock formations.
When asked if there was a possibility to get a planning permission grant there, an Argyll and Bute Council spokesperson stated that each planning is considered individually. As such, the spokesperson noted that it would be inappropriate to state a position on whether such consents would be granted or not when in fact no proposals have been seen by the Council. Galbraith, the selling agents of the island noted that the family that currently owns the island has never applied for any planning permission. This island is completely untouched but it is, however, inhabitable.
There are certain islands which are uninhabited as well as uninhabitable. Such include:
This island is 3km off Japan coast and is filled with non-native rabbits. The island reportedly has no human resident. Ōkunoshima Island, according to sources, was a one-time site for a chemical weapon plant which produced poison gas between 1929 and 1955 for Japanese Imperial Army.
Subsequently, the Allied Occupation Forces destroyed the plant and freed the laboratory animals which accounts for the rabbits found on the island. Japan said nothing about this island for several years, but it later opened the Ōkunoshima Poison Gas Museum there in 1988.
Japan’s Hashima Island is otherwise known as Battleship Island. The island is roughly 15km from Nagasaki and it was above a coal seam that was explored between 1887 and 1974. The miners, as well as their families, resided on the island which spans about 15 acres. Hashima Island used to have more than 5000 residents who lived in massive apartment blocks. When the coal business burned out, the buildings were left deserted and empty and it subsequently became dangerous to go to the island. However, in 2009, it was opened for tourism.
Antipodes Islands are a set of volcanic islands. The islands are located south of New Zealand. The islands have a cold climate as well as harsh winds that have combined to make them unfriendly to live. The islands are known to have caused several shipwrecks and numerous deaths. Some of the people reportedly died when they were trying to remain alive on these islands. The most recent deaths allegedly occurred in 1999 when two persons lost their lives in a shipwreck there.
However, the Island of Goats is unlike these islands as it is reportedly habitable. Anyone interested in buying the island needs to get into action as soon as possible because the auction ends on August 30.