Sunday, October 22, 2017

Development

USA: Owner’s Ingenious Solution Saves His Californian Private Isle

Facing destruction from a broken levee, a Bay Area island owner needed some quick thinking to save his property from being swamped – but he faces challenges in getting his fix approved.

(Image Courtesy of John Sweeney)

The owner of Chipps Island, found Solano County’s portion of the meandering Sacramento …Read More: USA: Owner’s Ingenious Solution Saves His Californian Private Isle

Breaking Island News

UAE: First Artificial Island at The World Opens for Business

The ambitious World Islands project in Dubai has suffered some setbacks, but appears to be on the rebound with the opening of an exclusive club on the private island of Lebanon.

(Construction Image Courtesy of World Islands Beach Club)

Few real estate projects create so much ambivalence, and are both …Read More: UAE: First Artificial Island at The World Opens for Business

Breaking Island News

Greece: Mayor Pushing to Lease Out Island of Alimnia in 2012

The mayor of the cash-strapped municipality of Chalki has decided to raise funds in a unique way: offering a beautiful local island for lease.

(Image of Alimnia by Hans H. Hoffmann)

A furor surrounded Greece’s islands last year when several prominent EU politicians suggested that the near-bankrupt country sell some …Read More: Greece: Mayor Pushing to Lease Out Island of Alimnia in 2012

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Indian Ocean: Maldives Releases 6 New Islands for Development

The small island country of the Maldives is renowned for its luxurious private island resorts, and this latest move by the government will add 6 more to that list.

(A Typical Small Island in the Maldives)

Half a million tourists flock to the Maldives each year, the tiny island nation …Read More: Indian Ocean: Maldives Releases 6 New Islands for Development

Breaking Island News

Asia: Private Islands a Hot New Trend for Chinese Investors

With the second announced long-term lease of a private island in China to a local investor, islands are quickly gaining popularity as a luxury real estate investment.

(Image of Danmenshan Island from Google Earth)

On the heels of China’s successful first private island auction, where a 50-year lease of the …Read More: Asia: Private Islands a Hot New Trend for Chinese Investors

Development

France: Paris administration departments behind purchase of Seine River Island

Model of proposed island development

New plans to develop the island of Seguin in the Seine river in west Paris will begin next year, according to French newswire AFP and other article from Art Media Agency.

Ile Seguin, Seine River, Paris

Located between the communes of Boulogne and Billancourt, the island was bought from Renault …Read More: France: Paris administration departments behind purchase of Seine River Island

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Powering Your Private Island – The Basics

The solitude and dreamy isolation offered by private islands are part of their allure, but feeling far away from the cares of civilization may also mean being cut off from the mainland power grid. When connecting to a central power supply is prohibitively expensive or altogether impossible, there are many creative options for the …Read More: Powering Your Private Island – The Basics

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The Netherlands: Personal submersibles for the ultimate underwater experience

C-Explorer

In 2005, Bert Houtman realized his dream when he founded U-Boat Worx, a Dutch company that builds submarines for personal use.

In an interview with U-Boats Marketing and Sales Manager, Erik Hasselman, I dive into the world of mini personal submersibles and explore this fascinating underwater perspective.

MOVE OVER MR BOND!

What an adventure! …Read More: The Netherlands: Personal submersibles for the ultimate underwater experience

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