This cottage for sale on an island off the Donegal coast comes with its own lighthouse and costs just €75K
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This cottage for sale on an island off the Donegal coast comes with its own lighthouse and costs just €75K

IF YOU'VE ever wanted to drop the stresses of modern life and start anew as a lighthouse keeper on an isolated island off the coast of Ireland, well here's your chance.

Irish property company DNG Dorrian have a once-in-a-lifetime chance for people to buy part of their own island, and the land comes with a six-bedroom cottage (which you might call 'a fixer-upper') and a full functional freaking lighthouse.

The 7 acres of Rathlin O'Birne island, off the coast of Donegal, will cost you only €75,000-- about £66K or $82K dollars.

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The island is uninhabited, meaning it's the perfect opportunity for those of us who have started despairing at humanity to disappear and not have to deal with people ever again.

 

One downside is that the island has no services-- including water supply, electricity, telephone or sewage treatment, so when we say you're cut off from society you are really cut off-- though the auctioneering page hasn't mentioned it, we're pretty sure there's no WiFi.

But if you're intent on living self-sufficiently, in a way that's guaranteed not to leave any form of carbon footprint, this might be just what you've been looking for-- the views alone might be worth the lack of heating on cold and stormy nights.

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To find out more about Rathlin O'Birne island you can check out the property here.