Okay, so maybe living in a converted bus isn’t for you. Maybe you want to own some actual land.
One theory we’ve all heard over and over for why real estate is always a good long-term investment is that “they’re not making any more land.” As it turns out, “they” may not be making any more land, but apparently you can make your own.
What is Spiral Island II? It is a tropical island paradise floating on over 100,000 recycled plastic bottles. It is about 20 meters (60 feet) in diameter, always growing and improving.
From 1998 to 2005, Rishi Sowa hand-built and lived on the first Spiral Island, which floated on over 300,000 recycled bottles! It was destroyed by Hurricane Emily in 2005. Rishi has now built an even better island at Isla Mujeres, Mexico, in a lagoon which offers shelter from bad weather! Rishi will continue to make improvements to the Island, so it will always be a eco-work-of-art in progress!
With plenty of water, no hurricanes, and lots of yuppies addicted to bottled water, the Seattle area seems like the perfect place to build a spiral island of your very own. DIY waterfront property!
Hat tip: Boing Boing