For $2.3 million, this breathtaking self-sufficent Scottish island could be yours

October 19, 2016 by  
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Looking for a new home away from home? How about a breathtaking Scottish island ? For just $2.3 million you can purchase the 760-acre isle along with nine traditional cottages, an old school house, and a post office. Compared to the cost of a condo in Manhattan or a house in San Francisco, the offer seems like a steal . Spectacular views aren’t the only perk: the entire island is self-sufficient and powered by a combination of wind turbines and generators for 24-hour electricity. Called Tanera Mor , the island is the largest of the Summer Isles located a mile and a half off the northwest coast of Scotland near Ullapool. The entire island is easily walkable at 1.6 miles long and 1.2 miles long, with 7 miles of cliffs, coves, and beaches to relax on. There’s also a freshwater treatment works included. (And, of course, broadband internet.) The ten structures on the island are built from stone in a traditional style, and have all been recently restored. The landscape has also had work done in the past 15 years, with more than 164,000 native trees planted to protect the landscape from harsh winds. The surrounding waters are perfect for sailing, fishing, and diving – according to the listing, it’s not unusual to spot porpoises, dolphins, basking sharks, and otters nearby. Related: This historic village in France is on sale for $175,000 – but there’s a catch If the price tag is too steep, parts of the island are also being offered in three separate lots. For $850,000, you can purchase the north end of Tanera Mor, along with three houses, a café, and the post office. For $523,00, you can have the central portion of the island, including two houses, a historic stone pier, and the largest beach . Finally, available at $937,000 is the southern end, including four houses and some incredible natural landscapes, including the island’s highest point, a variety of bays and inlets, a tidal pool, and the four neighboring small islands of Eilean Mor, Eilean Beag, and an unnamed tidal island. Interested in snapping up a part of this piece of history? RightMove has the rest of the details. + RightMove Listing Via Treehugger Images via RightMove and gordon.milligan

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For $2.3 million, this breathtaking self-sufficent Scottish island could be yours

Hear the sounds of space in StudioKCAs NASA Orbit Pavilion in Los Angeles

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Created in collaboration with Shane Myrbeck of Arup and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, StudioKCA’s NASA Orbit Pavilion debuted at the World Science Festival at New York University in the summer of 2015. The Huntington invited StudioKCA to bring the pavilion to the west coast as the first exhibition of Five, an initiative to connect the research institution’s vast collections with five external organizations and contemporary artists over the next five years. The NASA Orbit Pavilion’s double-curved nautilus shape was constructed from 72 waterjet-cut aluminum panels perforated with over 100 “orbital paths.” A 30-foot-diameter inner sound chamber is outfitted with 28 speakers spatially arranged to mimic orbits. The structure’s curved aluminum framework minimizes external noise and is engineered to provide an immersive environment that surrounds visitors with sounds representing orbiting satellites in real-time. Related: NASA Orbit Pavilion plays the eerily beautiful music of satellites orbiting Earth “Like holding a shell to one’s ear to listen the ocean, what if you could walk into a massive shell and listen to the sounds of space, or rather, a symphony built out of the sounds of satellites in space?” Says Jason Klimoski, principal of StudioKCA. The NASA Orbit Pavilion will be on view at The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens from October 29, 2016 to February 27, 2017. + NASA Orbit Pavilion Images via StudioKCA

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Hear the sounds of space in StudioKCAs NASA Orbit Pavilion in Los Angeles

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