Secluded and fabulous houses where you can be alone with yourself
There are such moments in life when you really want to retire, close yourself from the bustle of the world in your home, which is far from civilization, in order to rest and relax. Many do not dare to give up a comfortable modern life, while others go in search of solitude and freedom.
1. Urup Island (Russia)
Urup Island is part of the Great Kuril ridge and no longer has a permanent population, with the exception of lighthouse keepers. These are just two families who live on different parts of the island at a distance of 120 km. from each other.
2. Island of Bjarnari (Iceland)
The island of Bjarnari is part of the Vestmannaeyar archipelago (an area of 16 sq. Km.), Located south of Iceland. It consists of the inhabited island of Heimaei and thirteen small, which are considered uninhabited. On the beautiful island of Bjarnarey, which has a very small area (0.32 sq. Km), there is a hunting hut (rumor has it that this is the singer Björk’s dacha), but since there are no permanent residents, it is considered uninhabited.
3. Munnar (India)
In 2000, Munnar, in the state of Kerala, was declared a tourist zone, so a large number of very original village houses and huts-hotels scattered on the slopes of tea plantations were created here. Their solitary dislocation attracts tourists and, more and more often, houses of this kind, which absolutely do not violate the harmony of the picturesque area, are rented to ecotourism lovers, newlyweds for the period of a honeymoon, or who want to spend their holidays in an extraordinary and peaceful way.
4. Crystal Mill wooden power plant (USA)
As early as the 19th century, a power station with a wooden house was built on one of its waterfalls on the Crystal River, which is located in the state of Colorado (USA). She worked until 1917, until the local mines were exhausted and the people did not leave this territory. Now this unusual house, located in such a picturesque place, serves for a country holiday of one family, which became its owner.
5. House on the Drina River (Serbia)
In Serbia, near the town of Bajina Basta along the river Drina (Drina), a picturesque wooden house is located on a small rock. Locals claim that this fabulous orphanage was built by local children 45 years ago. Since this rock was their favorite resting place, they decided on such extraordinary construction. Now it is one of the most popular and visited sights of Serbia.
6. Tristan da Cunha Island (Edinburgh Settlement of the Seven Seas)
This volcanic archipelago, located in the southern part of the Atlantic Ocean, is known because of the status of the most remote inhabited land area on the planet. Tristan da Cunha is considered an overseas territory of England and is under its sovereignty, and is not part of the Kingdom. The island of the archipelago of the same name has a mountainous landscape, so the only plateau has become a refuge for a tiny settlement.
7. Island “Enough space” (Island Just Room Enough, USA)
This very tiny island of Just Room Enough, which is part of the Thousand Islands archipelago and located on the border of the USA and Canada, turned out to be inhabited. On such a small area of only 306 square meters. The American Sizeland family built its original house, and even managed to decorate a small front garden around a single tree. Just Room Enough was the smallest inhabited island in the world, although this fact is not officially recorded. By the way, almost all the islands of this archipelago are inhabited and small settlements and even temples are located on their territory.
8. Kulusuk Island in East Greenland (Denmark)
This lonely house is located on Cape Morris-Jesup, the most extreme northern point of the island. In this remote place, hunters or explorers of these harsh places occasionally dwell during their expeditions.
9. Meteora Monasteries (Greece)
This largest complex of monasteries in Greece is located on the tops of the rocks – Meteora, which rise almost 400 meters above the Thessalian valley. “Soaring in the air” is the translation from Greek of this unique mountain range, on the tops of which the most amazing religious buildings were erected.