G'day folks,

In Iceland there is a small island a few miles from the coast called Ellidaey Island. Photographs surfaced on the internet a little while ago with a small dot that looked like a structure. People were immediately intrigued and started doing a little research on this lonely island. It turns out that the island was inhabited by 5 families over 300 years ago. 

The last permanent inhabitants left the island around 1930 and the only thing left was one single house. The families sustained themselves by hunting puffins, fishing, and raising cattle. There has been a lot of speculation as to who owns the house now. Many have said the island was given to singer Bjork as a gift, or that a secret billionaire has purchased the island and now lives there. None of these are true. In fact, the house serves as a shelter for people who still hunt on the island today. Nobody lives there but it provides a safe haven for those who travel to the magical and solitary island. 

This looks like one of the loneliest places in the world. It looks like for a few weeks at a time this place would be paradise.

The lodge that can be seen on this island was built-in 1953 by the Ellidaey Hunting Association and have named this “The Hunting Lodge”.

 The building does not have any form of electricity or indoor plumbing.

 Even without electricity or indoor plumbing, The Hunting Lodge does have a sauna, so you can relax after hunting.


There is some water available however. You can use this water for the sauna, cooking, and also for drinking. This water comes from a rain collection system. Another odd thing with The Hunting Lodge is that there is a fence built around it.

For many people this place provides a safe haven while hunting. To me this place looks like the perfect spot just to get away from it all.

Clancy's comment: Mm ... sorry, no palm trees, but I bet it would be great for fishing.

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