Being social is one integral part of our lives these days. Imagine a world where you are far far from the town, from the constant noise of traffic and devoid of any kind of interaction with people. There are chances that some might even go insane. Then again there are some who’d would want nothing more than isolation and for them solitude could mean the world.
Sheer fancy or not, built in the most remote locations, these houses around the world could be considered the most isolated. We are rather sure that you might have stumbled upon these images in your social network feeds and felt it were ‘Photoshopped’; We assure you they are not!
Also known as Bjorks house, this house has every right to be in the first place. The image speaks for itself and is not at all altered in any way. Built in the 1950s, the Elliðaey Hunting Association built this lodge for their members out for a puffin hunt and they still use the hunting lodge until today.
- The Crystal Mill – Crystal, Colorado, USABuilt in the 1980’s, The Crystal Mill is a wooden power plant built on Colorados Crystal River. The house is difficult to access and is not open for public inspection and as on July 5th 1985, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- Casa do Penedo (House of Stone) – Guimarães, Fafe Mountains, PortugalYeah this looks straight out of The Flintstones but it’s very real and is situated in Fafe Mountains and was built in 1974. Casa do Penedo roughly translates to House of Stone and the structure uses candles as the preferred form of lighting as it receives no electricity. The Casa do Penedo is made up of the four original boulders and is used as a holiday retreat now.
- Hermitage of San Colombano, ItalyThis isn’t as isolated as the other houses in the list as passersby can get a clear view of the house but the occupants of this house has made it clear that they don’t want to be disturbed. Built in the 1319, Hermitage of San Colombano is situated one hundred and twenty meters up in the cliff face and is seemingly carved into the deep valley.
- Katskhi Pillar – Imereti, GeorgiaSituated 130 ft from the hills of Central Georgia, the Katskhi Pillar became the site of a small Christian church in the 7th century and for the past 20 years it’s been inhabited by a Georgian monk who does upkeep of the church as well enjoy the splendid views down below. To add to that fact, even in today’s world women are not allowed to climb to the top of the Katskhi Pillar.
- Solvay Hut, MatterhornBuilt in 1915, The Solvay Hut is a mountain hut located in the north eastern ridge of Matterhorn, Switzerland. Situated at 4003 metres, it is the highest mountain hut owned by the Swiss Alpine Club.
- Drina River, Bajina Basta, SerbiaThis small house is located in the valley of Drina River. The house is surrounded with western mountains and unspoilt nature. Its used as a holiday retreat.
- Just Room Enough, CanadaThe aptly titled Just Room Enough is a structure built on an island exactly the size of the house. Located on the St. Lawrence River, between Canada and America, Just Room Enough was bought by the Sizeland family in the 1950s. The island now is a tourist magnet.