This 'Completely Untouched' Scottish Island Is for Sale for Just $154,000
If you’ve ever dreamed of living off the grid, now’s your chance.
An island off the coast of Scotland is for sale that will most certainly catch the eye of anyone who has ever wished they could get away from it all to live a simpler life. Here’s what comes with your purchase: nothing.
The island, known as Eilean Nan Gabhar, or “Island of the Goats,” comes with no buildings, no services, and no people. Instead, it comes with 12.8 acres of pure solitude.
According to The London Economic, the island has been owned by the same family for 70 years but hit the market recently at £120,000, or about $154,000. And for that price, it does have plenty of potential.
According to the family, the island does receive 3G service in some areas, meaning if someone did want to build a home on the island they could theoretically get service if they wanted to. Though, really, the owner might be better served by leaving the island alone and using it as a space to find peace and quiet.
As the listing for the island states, “Lying completely untouched and unspoiled for generations, the island offers a rare opportunity to acquire a stunning oasis that has benefited from its own natural regeneration.”
On the land, the new owner can find plenty of birds and other wildlife. He or she can explore their new land on a rough footpath that circumnavigates the island. And though you’ll feel a world away from it all, the island itself is actually located fairly close to the mainland. It’s also located about two hours away from the community of Lochgilphead, which TLE notes comes with a plethora of shops and activities.
If you’re interested in putting in a bid on the island, you better act fast. The auction closes on Aug. 30 at noon local time.