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The PF Island

  1. Mar 27, 2013 #1
    Society blows.

    I'm sure that most people have contemplated getting away from it all and just living a peaceful life in solitude. However, humans are social creatures, and there are benefits to having other people around.

    As a solution, I propose that there be a society of like-minded people, living together, away from from the prevailing idiocy that we call modern culture.

    Here's a start that I'm quite partial to (I enjoy snow): http://www.privateislandsonline.com/islands/ram-island#

    Using that same website, what would be your ideal PF Island? Remember that, theoretically, the cost of the island would be shared amongst the members of PF, so go crazy!
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2013 #2
    It's a widely known fact that PF staff already have an island in Bora Bora. We go to it for our annual conference. :)
     
  4. Mar 27, 2013 #3
    Additional details of your plans for the PF Island are welcome.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2013 #4
    http://two57.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Bora-Bora-Island.jpg [Broken]

    It gets quite cozy at night with 20 people sleeping on there.
     
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  6. Mar 27, 2013 #5
    Wow, you have trees!
     
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  7. Mar 27, 2013 #6

    WannabeNewton

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    I find this interesting considering you are on vacation right now lol - thanks for ditching me in college and having fun.
     
  8. Mar 28, 2013 #7
    Great Hans Lollik


    For a mere $29.5 million we could get 510 acres of undeveloped paradise to have our way with in the US Virgin Islands. A couple of pics:

    http://ebillionairesclub.com/sites/default/files/file835c6f6db184404b887199076b86f271.jpg [Broken]

    http://www.privateislandsonline.com/content/listings/914/cimage_e3a1633e1e-thumbb.jpg
     
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  9. Mar 28, 2013 #8
    What's that? I cant hear you over the roaring tides as I'm viewing a sunset at the beach.

    I also cant hear you after a 2 hour drive to a mountain range where I'm snowboarding and climbing things and finding this weird cave on a mountain where I'm pretty sure a homeless guy lives and oh god there's a beer bottle here and some used cigarettes IM NOT ALONE
     
  10. Mar 28, 2013 #9

    Astronuc

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    How about a place with snow-covered mountains and beaches within an hour or two from the other?
    1.1263184005.kaikoura-on-a-nice-day.jpg
     
  11. Mar 28, 2013 #10

    wolram

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    Not very practical if members want to take a pee :tongue:
     
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  12. Mar 28, 2013 #11
    The wall isn't high enough ....
     
  13. Mar 28, 2013 #12
    .... I think Astronuc wins.
     
  14. Mar 28, 2013 #13

    Monique

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    Just how much would the New Zealanders charge for selling their no.1 tourist attraction? :smile:
     
  15. Mar 28, 2013 #14

    lisab

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    :smile:

    Nice to see you, Woolie!

    Pee? Please step to the edge of the island. And be glad you're male :grumpy:.
     
  16. Mar 28, 2013 #15

    Integral

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    Heck, I live there. Newport on the coast is 70mi west, Bend and skiing is 80mi east.
     
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  17. Mar 28, 2013 #16
    Assuming you are King of New Zealand... how much gold will it take for the island to be mine? You can keep some meaningless title, and I'll give you a few acres here and there.

    Hopefully less than the combined salaries of all PFers :approve:
     
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  18. Mar 29, 2013 #17

    Evo

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    This Island is actually for sale and only $309,536.

    $309,536

    Private Islands Online
    Hästholmen, Sweden

    Private Islands Online says Hästholmen has two cottages, a sauna by the waterside, a boathouse and several sundecks. The island is said to offer "seclusion in the unique setting of the Swedish wilderness, with access to wide forest areas, fishing and much more nearby."

    ht_hastholmen_sweden_jp_121211_wb.jpg

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/top-10-private-islands-sale-350000/story?id=17932025#2
     
  19. Mar 29, 2013 #18
    Out of curiosity, why do you perform a location so far north instead of something warmer?
     
  20. Mar 29, 2013 #19

    Evo

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    Seasons. I grew up without seasons and it was boring. I love forests. It definitely appeals to me.
     
  21. Mar 29, 2013 #20
    This same reason is why my original island is off the coast of Maine. I love the changing seasons, and snow has an intrinsic beauty which you can't find in tropical areas. Why live in a location incapable of giving you H2O in two out of its three forms?
     
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