Sometimes, solitude is an absolute delight. It’s okay to be social and friendly most of the time, but now and then you just want to have some time to yourself. And let’s not even get started on the whole concept of people dropping by your house unexpectedly when all you want to do is lounge around on the sofa with your pants off, which we’re pretty sure is the dream of any man in the world.
Some people have taken this idea to absolute extremes, though. To the point where, to be perfectly honest, their quest for solitude is on the verge of being absolutely insane. These are the people who not only don’t want visitors, they don’t even want to entertain the notion of having people over for a cup of coffee. Here are some of the most absurdly remote houses in the world.
This House in Iceland
This house is literally the only structure on this small island in Iceland, so if loneliness is your friend this is the place for you.
This House in Sweden
This single house is on a small island in Stockholm, and you can rest assured that the view is never going to be obscured by a fat neighbor going for an all-over tan.
The Katskhi Pillar
There’s only one monk who lives in this tiny church in Georgia (the country, not the state), and we’re guessing it’s because no one else can figure out how the hell to get up there.
This House on the St. Lawrence River
On the one hand, lawn maintenance is easy. On the other hand, a heavy rain comes along and you’re sleeping in a waterbed whether you want to or not.
This House in the Swiss Alps
Located on the face of the Matterhorn, this lodge is located more than 4,000 meters up, so yeah, we’re thinking the mailman needs a giant Christmas bonus.
The Hermitage in Italy
The word “Hermit” is right there in the name, so yeah, we’re thinking this beautiful but secluded church is aptly named.