If your dream is to pull a Luke Skywalker and live a hermit’s life on a private island inside a beehive hut, Ardoileán Island is the home you’ve been looking for. Also known as High Island, the 80-acre deserted island is located about 2.1 miles off the northwest coast of County Galway in Ireland and is on the market for $1.4 million.
Rising as high as 208 feet above sea level, the island offers incredible views of the North Atlantic. It’s also the site of a seventh-century monastic settlement (including an intact beehive hut) in a sheltered valley, an old copper mining shaft, and two freshwater lakes. Since the monastery is a national monument and is owned by the Department of Environment Heritage and Local Government, however, it is not included in the sale.