The Most Secluded House Imaginable: Why Is It There?

Some thought it was a gift from the government of island to Icelandic singer-songwriter Bjork – nope. Some said it must have been inhabited by a secretive billionaire, or maybe a religious hermit – no luck there. Other said it was just a photoshop hoax – wrong again.

In fact, the cabin is a lodge created by the local Elliðaey Hunting Association for the purpose of hunting rare birds called puffins – an adorable bird that looks like a cross between a toucan and penguin. The remote lodge has no electricity, plumbing, or internet. It does, at least, have a sauna.

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