No man is an island, it’s often said. But for some people, isolation is the key to living the life they want. The recluse are often misunderstood, but there can be beauty in solitary living.
The structures we list below, for example, prove that quiet living, away from the main population, can be beautiful despite its challenges. Have a look at seven of the most secluded structures in the world that have become home for some people.
Just Room Enough Island, USA
The tiny Just Room Enough Island lies on the Saint Lawrence River close to the US border with Canada. The island was purchased by the Sizeland family in the 1950s. It is reportedly around 3,300 square feet and can only fit a small house with a tiny garden area. When the tide is high, the water reaches the house’s walls, but during low tide, the garden and tiny beachfront can be seen.
Katskhi Pillar, Central Georgia
The Katskhi Pillar is a natural limestone monolith rising some 40 meters high and overlooking a small river. It is located at the village of Katskhi in western Georgian region of Imereti, near the town of Chiatura. For the last two decades, a Georgian monk has been inhabiting the church atop the monolith. The church has been regarded by locals as the Pillar of Life and symbol of the True Cross.
Some miles outside of Stockholm, Sweden lies and isolated island. The 137-square-meter island is home to a modern residence. Not much is known about the secluded house, but it reportedly features glass doors, a wooden deck, and an outdoor sauna.
The Holy Trinity Monastery, Greece
The Holy Trinity Monastery, an Eastern Orthodox monastery in central Greece, can be found in the Peneas Valley northeast of the town of Kalambaka. It sits on top of a cliff over 400 meters high and is part of the 24 monasteries built on the rocky hills of Meteora.
The entrance of the monastery is up 140 steps, which are carved directly into the cliff face.
On the island of Elliðaey, located south of Iceland, there is only one structure. Urban legend has it that Icelandic singer Bjork owns the lonesome house, but this is not true. The structure, a hunting lodge, reportedly belongs to the Elliðaey Hunting Association. Nobody resides there permanently, though, so the island’s population remains at zero.
Hermitage of San Colombano, Italy
Hermitage of San Colombano in Trambileno, Italy is known for its location on the side of a mountain. It was built in 1319 and is situated 120 meters up the cliff face. It looks as though it’s been carved into the deep valley. While people can drive by the structure, its unique location sends the clear message that its inhabitants would not want to be disturbed.
Cougar Peak Lookout, USA
High up the Cougar Peak in Montana is a cozy little wooden outhouse overlooking Clark Fork River. It has a slanted roof to protect the structure and those who go up it against the elements. The lookout gives one of the most breathtaking views of nature in the area.
Russia’s Psychic Cat Achilles Correctly Predicts World Cup Opening Game Winner
But can he predict the 2018 FIFA World Cup champion?
The new Nostradamus might be an adorable furry critter. A sweet Russian cat has been chosen to predict the outcome of the first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It may seem hard to believe but the feline was spot on with his prediction.
Achilles is already a modern day prophet. After all, the cat correctly predicted most of the results in last year's Confederate Cup in Russia. Nevertheless, people wondered if the adorable feline will manage to prophesy what would happen in this year's World Cup opening game. Achilles had to choose between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and managed to predict the motherland's stunning victory....
Dog Interrupts MLB Baseball Game, Gets Rewarded With A Ball And A New Friend
The pooch thought the baseball team was trying to play fetch with her!
One lucky dog had a truly awesome day at the park. A young German Shepherd got to watch a Minor League Baseball game with her owner. In addition to that, the pooch got to play a game of fetch and made a new friend. She also went home with a ball and won the hearts of many fans.
The MLB team Tulsa Drillers recently had a Bark at the Park Night when they went up against the Northwest Arkansas Naturals. The event allows fans to bring their dogs to the field while the NWA infielders were warming up. One pooch noticed that the players were throwing a ball around. The excited German Shepherd immediately broke away from her owner and dashed to join the baseball players....
Artist Shares Emotional Comic About Finding Your Childhood Bully After Many Years
This is how bullying can haunt your life for years and years to come…
If you’ve ever been bullied as a child, you know the effects can stay with you for a long time. Harsh words and deeds can really scar the soul and there’s always the possibility that you’ll never forget the bad experience way into your adult years.
This is exactly what Meghan Lands has been through and she accurately captured how it feels like in a short comic. Now an artist, Meghan has “spent the last 20 years trying to forget her first 10.”
Despite that, the Canada-based illustrator recently took the time to look for her bully on Facebook and it made her realize and remember many things. Needless to say, it has been an emotional rollercoaster for her....