Floating in a tin can

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You’ve made your gazillions and now you need somewhere to get away from it all, a place that’s safe and secure, secluded but not too far from civilisation? You like messing around in boats? Of course you own your own helicopter? Then have we got the place for a swashbuckler like you!

As The Independent says

This is no ordinary island. It is a floating fortress, built in the 1860s to defend Portsmouth from the French during the Napoleonic wars. And it’s for sale.

Their grasp of history might be a bit wonky but they know good real estate when they see it. It’s No Man’s Land Fort and it looks like a giant floating tin can because it is. It’s an adaptively reused floating sea fort off Portsmouth harbour in the UK. Built in 1867 and decommissioned about a century later it’s now converted into a 21 bedroom (with en-suites) residence. A snap at 4 million pounds although we suspect maintenance could be a bit pricey.


  1. Helen
    Posted 19 Nov ’07 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    So great to see your entries back. I hope whatever it was that kept you away for so long were good and happy things.

  2. Ian Milliss
    Posted 19 Nov ’07 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the kind thought. Unfortunately it was carpal tunnel syndrome limiting my computer use and this site requires a lot of research even though I have some assistance. Right now it’s almost under control so I’ll try to continue with a steady if slightly more limited number of posts.

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