10 Most Remote Homes In The World
10. Katskhi Pillar, Georgia This large pillar in the country of Georgia is one of the most remote and isolated churches in the world. Father Maxime Qavtaradze lives in near-complete isolation, spending most of his time atop the pillar that stands high above the monastery, 131 feet (40 meters) in the air. 9. Casa Do Penedo, Portugal Located in northern Portugal’s Fafe Mountains, the Casa do Penedo is an ancient-looking stone house resembling something straight out of the Flintstones cartoon. It’s built between four giant boulders, which constitute the bulk of its structure, and blends seamlessly into the surrounding countryside. 8. Nguyen Khang Taktsang Monastery, Bhutan Commonly known as Paro Taktsang and nicknamed the “Tiger’s Nest” monastery, this Monastery is a cliffside Buddhist complex that sits over 10,230 feet (3,120 meters) above sea level in Bhutan’s upper Paro Valley. Originally built in 1692, the Himalayan monastery is located in a remote region, where it’s surrounded by lush vegetation and a mountainous landscape, and is only accessible via a two-hour trek up one of three steep trails leading from the valley floor up 3,000 feet (914.4 meters) to the complex. 7. Gásadalur, Faroe Islands Sitting on the edge of a tall cliff overlooking the sea among the Faroe Islands, the remote village of Gásadalur boasts breathtaking views of the sea and a nearby ring of mountains, which cut it off from the rest of the island, and from the world. 6. Bishop Rock, England Bishop Rock is part of the Isles of Scilly archipelago located roughly 28 miles (45 km) off the southwest England coast. Serving as the country’s westernmost point, and the southernmost point in the United Kingdom, there are 145 islands altogether, only six of which have ever been inhabited. Bishop Rock, the smallest among these islands, occupies just 8,000 square feet (736 meters2) at low tide. 5. La Rinconada, Peru The world’s highest inhabited settlement, called La Rinconada, sits roughly 16,732 feet (5,100 meters), or around three miles (5.1 km) above sea level on Mount Ananea in the Peruvian Andes. With an average temperature of 34.2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.2 Celsius), its climate is harsh, with near-freezing weather almost year-round. Basic infrastructure is largely absent — there are no roads or modern plumbing or sanitation. 4. The “World’s Most Isolated Home,” Iceland Dubbed by many as the world’s most secluded home, a single structure stands on the deserted island of Elliðaey among Iceland’s Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off the country’s southern coast. I have no idea if I said that correctly but I’ll help you picture it. Situated on a large, green hill, the mysterious, solitary white house was the topic of rampant internet rumors in recent years among people trying to speculate regarding its purpose. 3. Meteora Monasteries, Greece Meteora, the Greek word for “suspended in the air,” is the name for a complex of six Eastern Orthodox monasteries, which are situated among a series of sandstone pillars in central Greece. It’s unknown when the monasteries were first established, but the monastic presence dates back as early as the late 11th and early 12th centuries. 2. Lukomir, Bosnia A three-hour hike through rugged but beautiful landscape leads to Lukomir, Bosnia’s highest and most isolated mountain settlement, and one of Europe’s oldest continuously inhabited villages. Nicknamed the “last Bosnian village,” Lukomir sits at 4,904 feet (1,495 meters) above sea level on a mountain. Located roughly 30 miles (50 km) from the capital city, Sarajevo, the village is also accessible by car, depending on the season, as roads are often closed in the winter due to snow. 1. San Colombano Hermitage, Italy Suspended on a vertical cliff face at roughly 400 feet (122 meters) high in the far north of Italy, the Eremo di San Colombano, or Hermitage of San Colombano, dates back to the eighth century, when it was first used as a place of visitation for monks from a nearby monastery during Lent.