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Island Research

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Clyde, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Ever contemplated homesteading on an island. I did. It only took 2 days to determine "No Thanks" and then 4 days to get off the island before one or two typhoons hit. I took this video as we left a hotel on our way to the airport. The islanders were all saying, What is that as this little thing raced by the front of the hotel.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/10403910" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/10403910">Homesteading on an island?</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user3446529">Realty Productions</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    One day, I will get around to posting a thread on this idea. Just need to drink more beer to drown out the stupidity of the idea. Glad I went.
  2. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Yikes... pretty dangerous looking waterspout... get those off a couple of the islands here... yeah... no where to run sometimes....
  3. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    The islands lost their alure for me when I visited The Maldives while in the Navy. Nice place, friendly people, beautiful setting.....

    And a mean height above sea level of some - three feet...... On the resort island we enlisteds were on, I could stand in the center of the island and see water on both sides.........

    They had a rough time during that '04 Tsunami....... [shtf]
  4. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Yup...Islands suck...water everywhere and you can't drink it...
    At least you'll have the salt covered... :D
  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    The trouble with islands is that they shrink.
  6. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    I am going to try and type up the "Homesteading on and Island" Adventure summary this Friday. Will post somewhere.

  7. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Hmmmmm...That should be interesting and educative...Looking forward to reading it...
  8. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    One thing about islands - in The Maldives, we had SALT water toilets and showers in the cabins. ALL fresh water was brought to the island. It was actually cheaper to drink beer than water! And after about three days, we were glad to get back to the ship for a good fresh-water shower! We got a bit 'crusty'...... :D
  9. cowboyarchangel

    cowboyarchangel Monkey+

    Well today it is tough to homestead an island, but that's because all the "good" islands are taken. If you could homestead an island say the size of Fiji, you might be better off. With timber, fresh water springs, and wild life; one might be able to carve a better living out of a bigger island.
  10. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Why does this thread bring a book titled "Swiss Family Robinson" that I read long ago to mind? LoL
  11. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Because they iived having almost no provisions other than what they salvaged from the boat and there was no resupply

    As for Fiji, there are 3 factors on choosing an island that I will discuss. One is price.

    This will give you an idea.

    Ki-Maren Real Estate Fiji Ltd. - Listing
  12. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    LOL...It's good to be wealthy...
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