Among the dozens of islands that constitute the Westman Archipelago off the coast of Iceland is one unique grassy one called Elliðaey that is shrouded in mystery.
It has a single solitary house that has dozens of tales and mysteries surrounding its existence.
The island has attracted a lot of attention from people who have looked at its photos.
The house is ranked as the most secluded house in the world, and is built almost at the center of this 0.45 square kilometer island.
Who on Earth Would Own Such a House?
One glance at one of these photos would make a person dismiss it as one from a make-believe movie. Questions have arisen over who owns the house and why it is there in the first place. Several far-fetched theories have arisen to explain its existence. One of those theories is that the house was given to Icelandic singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Bjork Guomundsdottir, and hence the name, Bjork’s Island. Another one is that a billionaire who was probably a loner bought the house.
Would You Still Want To Live There?
Turns out that decades ago, the house was built as a hunting lodge by the local Elliðaey Hunting Association. The main reason why it was built there is because of the abundance of a rare species of birds called puffins.
Puffins are very unique, and look like a cross-breed between toucans and penguins. The island is also home to several other birds.
It’s Been Abandoned For Decades.
Can’t Say the View Isn’t Amazing!
The island also has its fair share of history. More than a hundred years ago, it was home to a couple of families that survived by fishing, cattle-keeping, and hunting puffins.
As the years went by, survival on the island grew harder, and one by one, they migrated from it. The last emigrant left the island in the 1930’s.