This Scottish island is on sale for $186,000, but you can't build anything on it and it's full of wild animals
· Apr 30, 2023 ·

Most of you, if you have around $200,000 to burn, might consider a major investment or two: A new house, a big debt payoff, a luxury cruise, a million other things.

But hear me out: What if you took all that dough and plowed it into an unlivable marsh pit off the coast of southern Scotland?

Eh? Eh?

For a minimum of £150,000, or just over $186,000, Barlocco Island off the coast of Scotland could be yours — but don't count on being able to build yourself a home. The island is considered a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), which will make any kind of construction exceedingly difficult, and that's if you can get there.

Sheesh, don't try and sell it too hard to me!

Well, at least you could use it as like a bucolic Scottish getaway, right? It's accessible "by boat or at low tide on foot or by tractor or quad bike," so it's practically right at your doorstep. You can't build a house there but you could go and just, you know, sit around or something. Or stand. Whatever you want, basically.

Just be wary: You might get eaten by something. Or at least bothered by it. You never know.

Aside from a flood pond, there are no existing sources of water on the island, and there are currently no existing structures either — but the flood pond is advertised as "providing water for livestock and wildlife." So while you might not have to worry about nosey neighbors, you may have some other residents to contend with.

So you have to muck there through the quahogs to get to this place, there's no shelter, the only water around is from a fetid, brackish puddle, and you're going to be sharing the joint with "livestock and wildlife."

You know what that sounds like to me??

I've already put my bid in!

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