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I bought a private island

Episode 1 of the series on how my wife and I bought a private island and what is involved in living on it and maintaining it. First boat ride around Victor Island!


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Episode 2 - First footsteps on Victor Island!


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That's pretty cool man.


I've got free time if you want to invite me out there!

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That's an interesting story.


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wow and i thought i undertook ambitious projects! thats certainly a dream come true.
please keep this thread posted with updates, projects. even details of whats on the island, pictures pictures and lots of pictures! lol

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Viktor do you own the island or is it a 99 year lease of Native land?
There's a few islands close to me that are reserve land which are 99 year leases.


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Viktor do you own the island or is it a 99 year lease of Native land?
There's a few islands close to me that are reserve land which are 99 year leases.
I've heard of those type of leases, but this one is fully private owned fortunately

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I've heard of those type of leases, but this one is fully private owned fortunately
I may have missed it, how long ago did you buy it and are you living there full time now?


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That's pretty cool man.


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wow and i thought i undertook ambitious projects! thats certainly a dream come true.
please keep this thread posted with updates, projects. even details of whats on the island, pictures pictures and lots of pictures! lol

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Very interesting..
Thanks all!
Had I known just how ambitious this project was going to be, I may not have undertaken it lol.
Will definitely keep this thread updated, will post in chronological order from 2013 until now.
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I may have missed it, how long ago did you buy it and are you living there full time now?
We got it in 2013.
Unfortunately, my wife and I both have to work full time for the next 20-30 years still, so I can't live on the island full time
We usually spend 4-5 weeks a year there.
The plan is to move there permanently after retirement.

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how many acres?
i'm assuming you have to bring in fuel & water or is there a fresh water well?


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Does the water freeze in the winter? If so can the ice support a snowmobile or pickup?


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how many acres?
i'm assuming you have to bring in fuel & water or is there a fresh water well?
16 acres.
We bring in diesel for the generator and furnace.
Propane for hot water tank, stove and barbecue.
There is a 1500 Gal tank that gets filled with a water catchment system off the roof.

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Does the water freeze in the winter? If so can the ice support a snowmobile or pickup?
It's situated in a salt water inlet of the Pacific Ocean, plus the temperature often stays above freezing even in the middle of winter, so the inlet water never freezes.
I have had the freshwater pipes from the rainwater storage tank crack a couple of times over the winter though.

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