Photos of a tiny white house standing alone on a remote island are currently circulating online, sparking mysterious theories. It has been dubbed the world’s loneliest house and has been described as an introvert’s dream home.
After being shared on Instagram last week, photos of the White House quickly went viral. The photographs depict a picturesque log cabin perched on a green hillside, surrounded on either side by blue seas.
According to The Mirror, this house is situated on Ellidaey, a remote island south of Iceland. This small island is part of Vestmannaeyjar, an archipelago of 15 to 18 islands. Today, the island is deserted, but it was once inhabited by five families. The last of these families left in the 1930s and the island has been uninhabited since then.
Rumours, questions and theories have swirled around this white house on the remote island for a long time now. One such rumour claims that it was built by an eccentric billionaire who planned to use it in case of a zombie apocalypse, reports The Sun.
Others have suggested that the house belongs to famous Icelandic singer Bjork or to a religious hermit.
Some on social media have even claimed that the house doesn’t exist at all and the photographs have been Photoshopped.
In reality, the house does stand on the island of Ellidaey and is owned by the Ellidaey Hunting Association. Built in the 1950s, it serves as a hunting cabin and sauna for members of the association, which hunts puffins.
Would you like to stay on this isolated house? Let us know using the comments section.
Excited for the story, sad reveal.
Hélène Roberge says
I will leave there for sure I’m introvert with my dog and good to work by internet they only problem is the language and I don’t know what it’s look like in winter. This please is magnificent 😊 thank to share it
Hélène Roberge says
Carol Inskeep says
Why are Puffins being hunted? “Puffins are threatened by human activities and are rare in many areas where they were once abundant. As a result, it is important to protect critical puffin breeding and feeding habitat. In some parts of their range there are just a few colonies.” — Audubon Project Puffin
Margo Alderson says
What kind of monsters kill puffins?
Magdolna Toth says
And. Where would the food come from?
I’d love to live there…would not feel lonely if : I’d have books to read for eternity and have food for eternity.
BUT how would this be possible?
There had to be mucho bravado behind that one.
Carmen Paul says
wenn es im Jahre 1950 gebaut wurde, wie kann dann die letzte Familie 1930 das Haus und die Insel verlassen haben??
I think it would be a very special experience to stay for some days absolutely lonely.
Oh yes! Can I have internet and two cats?
To state that it’s for use by puffin hunters is just a negative statement. What is the whole story? Why does anyone hunt puffins? Do they eat them as a food source? Let’s face it we the human race eat many types of birds, not just chickens, turkeys, ducks, pheasants, partridges etc etc the list goes on. So why would people be so appalled when it’s a puffin? Isn’t that just hypocrisy!
Valentine Mayer says
Leave the Puffins alone; hunt Repugnicans instead.
John Neave says
They hunt puffins?
Evelyn Landeau says
Love the isolation of that house. I could live there happily.
Anna Maria Pisanelli Pisanelli says
Please tell me where is?
John Parkin says
Puffins are endangered and shouldn’t be hunted, it is completely unethical as they are not needed for, and don’t say it’s tradition, all that is changing with climate change.
Vivien Tarkirk-Smith says
You HUNT puffins? What kind of miserable bastards would hunt puffins. Go to hell.