Astronauts,pirates, cowboys and princesses – chances are you fantasised about being one or the other as you grew up, and chances are that as the cold hard realities of adulthood set in, you pretty much gave up on your dreams and became a hamburger sculptor or refuse relocation technician.
But what if some dreams could come true? What if you could set foot on Mars, or drink rum out of a Tortugan hooker’s mouth, or be forced into a political marriage with a haemophiliac Russian prince? We’ll be frank – none of that shit is gonna happen. But here’s one pipe dream that absolutely can come true: buying a motherfucking private island.
For many years now, our fine friends over at letsbuyanisland.com have worked towards such a dream. Why is it only playboy dilettantes and twatty media magnates get to have their own islands? What about the humble working stiff who puts in twice their hours for a fraction of their pay? Luckily, in this halcyon age of Kickstarters and GoFundMes, crowdsourcing is a better option than ever.
The philosophy is simple: your average private island costs between 200,000 and 400,000 US dollars. Given enough people pledging enough money, and a private island can totally be bought by those of us who are not William Randolph Hearst Donald Trump. And why stop there? Having a private island is undoubtedly fucking wicked, but what about a private nation, governed with its own laws and by its own elected officials?
This is the dream that we’re working towards, ladies and gentlemen. And it’s a dream that’s ready to bear fruit – with a number of islands scouted and a corporation established in the Cayman Islands (where people sometimes work), an island could be purchased and construction begun as early as 2019.
There’s still time to get in on this hot nation-founding action: simply toddle over to www.letsbuyanisland.com and check out how you can get involved. Whether it’s investing, buying citizenship or indulging that childhood dream of becoming an aristocrat, there are plenty of ways you can involve yourself in the birth of the world’s first crowd-sourced nation.