MAN MAKES ISLAND
Everyone at some point or another dreams of what it would be like to own their own island. A little slice of paradise where you have complete control over what goes on. This would probably be my dream scenario if I am being honest. For almost everyone in the world however, it won’t ever be fiscally possibly.
A man from Britain is taking matters into his own hands though, and actually MAKING his own island. Yes, you read that right, he is making his own island. The process is incredibly unique, but absolutely fascinating. Check out how he is doing it below!
This is the man himself, Richart Sowa. He is an Eco-Architect, and this is actually the 2nd island he has made. The first one was destroyed in a hurricane in 2005.
He offers tours of his own little slice of paradise and has named it ‘Joyxee Island’. He does ask for donations though to help to continue the growth of the island.
The island consists of 4 layers. 150,000 recycled water bottles makes up the bottom layer which allows the island to stay above water, with earth being put on top of that. Then another layer of trash and yet another layer of earth.
The last part consists of getting plants and trees to take root in the earth. The roots will spread out and eventually be the main thing that holds the whole island together. He has his own little kitchen inside his house on the island.
As you could probably guess, the entire thing is run off of renewable energy, specifically solar power, and his toilet is completely biodegradable. He uses his waste to fertilize the plants taking root on the island.
Clancy's comment: Good for him. Sadly, it was damaged in a storm and the local authorities asked him to remove it.