September 21, 2003

Got Private Island?

Every now and again I get bored in the labs (big shock) and today I've been especially so. In light of that, I decided to do some bumming around and at the suggestion of Ziggy, started doing some research into buying my own private island. Not that I have the capital to do so or anything... but I just thought it would be cool.

Here's what I've figured out so far:

1) 99.9% of these islands aren't in the US (the very few even available in the US are in the possession of very happy owners)
2) the riskier the country, the cheaper the island (do you want to own property in the middle of a war zone?)
3) apparently, you can appeal to the safety of US protection as far away as halfway between Hawaii and Australia (US global dominance?)
4) amenities like modern construction, running water and power cost a lot extra
5) this isn't a market for anyone who isn't at least moderately wealthy
6) I want my own island

I really need to get back into a market where I can get ahold of the money necessary to get one of these islands.

Want a sample?

Here's a nice one.
Here's an even nicer (albeit much pricier) one.

Here's a place for the SC to set up shop and run continuing operations from.

Posted by Vengeful Cynic at September 21, 2003 03:33 AM