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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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Very interesting..
 
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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 <img src="http://tundratalk.net/forums/images/TundraTalk_net/smilies/tango_face_smile.png" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
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.


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

Good luck!
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 :crying:
We usually spend 4-5 weeks a year there.
The plan is to move there permanently after retirement.
 

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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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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.
The solution is simple. Put salt water into the storage tank and it won't crack. ?
 

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Great thread.
Now, how do I get notifications for when Viktor posts to it? Is there a "follow" button like Twitter?
 

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Great thread.
Now, how do I get notifications for when Viktor posts to it? Is there a "follow" button like Twitter?
In YouTube?
When I clicked the link above I didn't see a subscribe button. So I opened youtube, searched Regular People buy island, then this appeared.
 

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