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This Tiny House On A Remote Icelandic Island Is All Alone
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This Tiny House On A Remote Icelandic Island Is All Alone

There’s a group of beautiful remote islands off of the southern coast of Iceland called the Vestmannaeyjar. And in that archipelago, there’s a beautiful island called Elliðaey, and on that island, there’s a single, solitary mysterious log cabin that has generated wild speculation as to its purpose ever since photos of it first surfaced on the internet.

The island was inhabited roughly three hundred years ago by five families that subsisted by fishing, hunting puffins, and raising cattle. By the 1930s, however, the last permanent inhabitants had left their tiny homes. Some speculated that the island had been donated to famous Icelandic singer Bjork (which it wasn’t), while others thought it was home to an eccentric billionaire (which it wasn’t). The pedestrian truth is that the tiny house serves the purpose of a hunting cabin and a sauna for a local hunting association, which hunts puffins on the off-the-grid island.

More info: spotcoolstuff.com (h/t: imgur)

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HarmlessHamster
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7 years ago

This would make a good skeet shooting cabin!

Elham Aleha
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2 years ago

I hope nas daily visit that place 😁

Pa Co
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5 years ago

I would be scared about parts falling off the cliff on to the house. Looks too cut off for me, as how would they get there from the airport?

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HarmlessHamster
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7 years ago

This would make a good skeet shooting cabin!

Elham Aleha
Community Member
2 years ago

I hope nas daily visit that place 😁

Pa Co
Community Member
5 years ago

I would be scared about parts falling off the cliff on to the house. Looks too cut off for me, as how would they get there from the airport?

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