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Morgan’s Bio

Born in Brittany in August 1986, Morgan never really accepted the fact that his homeland, once one of the richest duchies in Europe, lost its independence when it was united with the Kingdom of France in 1532. As a child, he would often make plans to reclaim independence, turn the province into an empire and [...]

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Belize Opportunities and Challenges

In the wee hours of the morning on a foggy Saturday at the end of May, I boarded a flight from New York City, New York to Belize City, Belize. It would be the first, but probably not last, research trip to the region to look at properties and learn about one of the regions [...]

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Who’s running Let’s Buy An Island?

Whilst the main part of the Lets Buy An Island project is to crowdsource a group of people to buy an island, there are to secondary factors of equal weight. They are that the whole thing from start to finish should be democratic, and to keep this democratic ideal, we will be running it as [...]

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What is this site all about?

Having just checked our site statistics for Let's Buy An Island I was really surprised to see how many people are currently ending up on our threadbare coming soon page, be it via Facebook, Twitter, or most excitingly search engines such as Google. I am sure most of you also notice the blank blog section [...]

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Timetable of buying an island

Sometimes it is easy to look at things and think they have slowed down which to an extent, they have. But this is only apparent, simply because of how quickly things moved in the start, which was frankly breathtaking.But as we approach the year mark, it is now time to put some lines in the [...]

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Coffee Island, Belize $180, 000-$200, 000

Whilst I was still in Belize, the chance arose to visit not-yet-on-the-market Coffee Island. Of course I took up the opportunity. So on 25 June 2018, my surprise visit to Belize Island number 4 was underway. Location After our recent island visits, the striking advantage of Coffee Island is its proximity to an international airport. [...]

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Secret Island Placencia, Belize $300,000

On 27 May 2018 three of us, Islandians each, visited Placencia, Belize for a weekend of exploring potential properties within budget for this project and to conduct due diligence as to the feasibility of Belize overall as host to this grand experiment.We met with local experts in construction, real estate, law, immigration, tourism and boating. [...]

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Malaipo Island – Palawan $330,000

This island came through a contact I have and has only been listed locally so far. Long story short it’s been in the owner’s family for 60 plus years, and nothing has ever been done with it. Location Location is great 4 hours from Puerto Princesa, the capital of Palawan, which has been voted best [...]

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Mannion Island, County Cork, Ireland

For this report, I will start with the wide view, zoom in to the property itself, and then widen the focus out again to the island’s immediate surroundings. Mannion Island is located in an estuary off the coast of County Cork, in the Southwest of the Republic of Ireland. The region is often referred to [...]

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Nangashanti Resort, Borneo

Location An hour’s drive from Kuching airport which has daily services from Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Kuala Lumpur, and Hong Kong. There is then a 30-minute boat ride. Weather dictates that it is not reachable for 4 months of the year, except by a two-hour hike. Currently, volunteers look after the resort during this season. What is [...]

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