Ellidaey Island Is Home To The Loneliest House In The World

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.

Ellidaey Island Is Home To The Loneliest House In The World
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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”.

Ellidaey Island Is Home To The Loneliest House In The World
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The building does not have any form of electricity or indoor plumbing.

Ellidaey Island Is Home To The Loneliest House In The World
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Even without electricity or indoor plumbing, The Hunting Lodge does a sauna, so you can relax after hunting.

Ellidaey Island Is Home To The Loneliest House In The World
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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.

Ellidaey Island Is Home To The Loneliest House In The World
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Another odd thing with The Hunting Lodge is that there is a fence built around it.

Ellidaey Island Is Home To The Loneliest House In The World
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And while Bjork doesn’t own this house, she does own one on a different island.

Ellidaey Island Is Home To The Loneliest House In The World
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This lodge is only used for hunting through the Ellidaey Hunting Association.

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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. I would love to see this in person one day.

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