A Sealand Of One’s Own

One wonders what kind of fiction a writer such as myself would create with a with a writer’s retreat like this:

In what looks like a scene out of Martin Scorcese’s “Shutter Island,” a decommissioned World War II fort in the middle of the ocean is being auctioned off for first time, starting at just $60,000.

Located in the Humber Estuary of Northern England, the concrete vessel was initially constructed between 1915 and 1919 for naval defense during World War I, though it wouldn’t go into use until WWII.

Considered a historic listing, the property is defined by the United Kingdom as a “grade II” building or structure that is “of special interest, warranting every effort to preserve it.”

It’s about sixty thousand dollars, but probably more to have it fixed up. It has water from its own artesian well, which means you don’t have to have it brought in. N

So it’s like Sealand except a little more sheltered from the open sea, it would seem, and a tad less than the billion dollar asking price.

But my beautiful wife says no, so I guess we’ll stay landlocked.

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