5 Insanely Small And Inhabited Private Islands

Mostpeople dream of owning their own island, a piece of tranquil heaven totruly call their own. For the majority of people however, this willalways remain just that: a dream. On the flipside, there is a definiteisland-buying trend growing amongst those lucky enough to be able toafford such a residence, from movie stars through to politicians, whichwill one day result in all such people living offshore… or maybe not.

We’vedecided to show you some of the smallest island-based houses and villascurrently inhabited around the world in order to prove that such adream isn’t that unattainable and that your own private island needn’tbe the size of London. They’re also incredible places to visit andprovide a great opportunity to come back from holiday with some trulyunique photographs.

Dunbar Rock, Honduras

Thenext time you visit Honduras be sure to pop over to Guanaja, a BayIsland 70km from the shore. The island itself is stunning and worthy ofthe visit, but the real eye-opener is Dunbar Rock, an absolutelystunning property sitting just off the coast on a rocky island barelylarge enough to accomodate the building.  Within the property are 6bedrooms, plently for the family and a couple of guests, and rumour hasit that dolphins can be spotted from the bedroom windows. If you have aspare US $1’700’000 you may be in luck as Dunbar Rock is currently forsale.

Click here to see the property on Google Maps.

Unknown Property, Les Cheneaux Islands

Thislovely house sits on a tiny island amongst the 36 larger Les CheneauxIslands off the south coast of Cedarville, Michigan, a populardestination for boating, sailing and fishing enthusiasts. The propertypictured can be found just to the east of Marquette Island and looks tobe a perfect spot to relax and take in the surrounding scenery, thehouse even boasting a stunning watchtower. Truly idyllic.

Click here to see the property on Google Maps.

Clingstone, Rhode Island

Sittingmajestically just off the coast of Newport, Rhode Island is a beautifulmansion by the name of Clingstone – a name which makes sense as soon asthe property is seen. The water-bound mansion is home to an incredible23 rooms spread over 3 storeys and when bought by current owner HenryWood in 1961 cost a very reasonable US $3’600, although the housewasn’t in such a pleasing state at the time after having been abandonedfor over 20 years. We think you’ll agree that the restoration was ahuge success.

Click here to see the property on Google Maps.

Just Room Enough, 1000 Islands

We’vesearched high and low to find the world’s smallest island-house and itseems clear, to us at least, that the winner has to be Just RoomEnough, this extremely cute and picturesque residence which can befound amongst the 1000 Islands on the St. Lawrence River, one of theworld’s most beautiful collection of islands. Apparently the island issuch a tight fit that the outdoor furniture can only be placed outfront when passing boat traffic is minimal. Where the boat is kept isanyone’s guess.

Click here to see the property on Google Maps.

Las Isletas, Nicaragua

LasIsletas is an archipelago contained within Nicaragua’s Lake Cocibolca,Central America’s largest lake, and consists of 365 seperate islands.In recent years locals have seen a huge increase in the number of theseIsletas being snapped up by island-hunting visitors intent on settingup their dream home but a large number of the smaller islands, such asthe gorgeous example seen in the photograph above, are still inhabitedby local fishermen.

Click here to see Las Isletas on Google Maps.