The 'world’s LONELIEST home' is up for SALE! You can buy it, but with one condition

The property owner said that he will sell the property only to someone who is willing to spend a night on the remote property, which can only be reached by boat


                            The 'world’s LONELIEST home' is up for SALE! You can buy it, but with one condition
The remote property is located on Duck Ledges island in Maine (Dean Tyler Photography/Zillow Facebook page)
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The "loneliest house in the world" located on a remote island is currently up for sale, but with a challenge. The island's owner and real estate agent Billy Milliken of Bold Coast Properties said that he is searching for someone willing to spend the night on the remote property, which can only be reached by boat and requires a 10-minute trip.

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The house, located on Duck Ledges island, has been up for sale since last June, according to The Post, and it appears that finding a buyer has been difficult. New information regarding the present owner's problems might have played a role in it.

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The 52-year-old Milliken told Insider, "To qualify as a buyer, you've got to stay," noting that he wants to make sure the future owner can see the property's beauty as well as all of its peculiarities, especially in its complete seclusion.

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Other peculiarities of the $339K house include the absence of a bathroom. Instead, for those willing to leave the 540-square-foot residence to make a late-night run, there is an outhouse on the island. It is not recommended to stay on the island during the winter months because it lacks running water and heat. In addition, Milliken said he avoids the island in bad weather because it is unsuited for "man or beast."

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"There's been three different times when the storm surges have come up to the cottage, and maybe under the cottage to a degree. But it's elevated. It's never ever damaged the structure or the flooring," Milliken said. 

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"I had a friend stay there during a storm in the wintertime," Milliken recalled, adding that the friend was interested in experiencing what it would be like to survive only on the fish, clams, and mussels the island could produce. "He really roughed it. He was ready to come home after three days," he added.

Instead of staying overnight, Milliken usually visits the property on day trips with his family and close friends. The summer months, according to Milliken, are when the island is at its most beautiful because "you can very much experience the ocean and be part of it."

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A picture of the one-bedroom cottage (Dean Tyler Photography/Zillow Facebook page)

Milliken claimed that situations aren't always dangerous on the island. Once, when the water was still chilly in the summer, he recalled visiting the island. "It was just such a relief, physical relief," he described the feeling of the coastal wind. "I slept outside in the hammock. It was the best night's sleep I ever had."

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According to Milliken, two potential buyers have already fulfilled the overnight requirement, and three additional parties have dared to spend the night on the remote, pitch-black island. "It's going to be coming from the gut. When it's right, it's right. I'll feel it, and they'll feel it," Milliken said.

A look inside the world's loneliest house (Dean Tyler Photography/Zillow Facebook page)

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The island's owner Milliken, who has had it for more than ten years, explained his long-term holding philosophy. "In our lives, we're busy, and there's so many distractions, but when you're out on that island, you really feel small. It's very healthy to be there alone where you can really listen to yourself," Milliken said. "You're a guest of nature when you're there. The longer I own the island. I understand even more that it is a special place," he added.

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A look inside the world's loneliest house (Dean Tyler Photography/Zillow Facebook page)