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Vollebak Island Is A Haven For The Adventurous And Resourceful

If you’re good at foraging you’ll find sea scallops, chanterelle mushrooms, lobster, crab, and sea kelp.

If you’re looking for a truly unique and challenging adventure, Vollebak Island might just be the destination for you. Located in Nova Scotia, Canada, this island is completely self-sufficient, with no buildings, power supply, or running water. But don’t let that deter you, as it boasts its own forest, diverse ecosystem, and friendly seals as neighbors.

The island is part of an exciting project that explores sustainable living in a world of climate change and resource scarcity. But before it becomes fully integrated, Vollebak Island is available for short stays at the bargain price of $1 a night. Visitors must be fully self-sufficient and resourceful, able to forage for their own food and leave no trace of their presence behind.

There’s one catch: Those interested in staying for a night, a week, or even a month on Vollebak Island must apply by describing how you’d spend and document your time on the island. The best plan will win the opportunity to stay on the island at some point later in 2023. You’ll need to get yourself to Nova Scotia and “be fully self-sufficient, and be resourceful enough to only leave your footprints behind.”

Those up for the challenge will find an abundance of resources available, including seafood such as lobster and crab, as well as sea kelp and chanterelle mushrooms. The lack of bears means that foraging can be done without fear of attack, and the presence of hundreds of different bird species, including a local eagle, adds to the island’s charm.

But make no mistake, Vollebak Island is not for the faint of heart. Accessible only by boat, kayak, or a 1.5km sea swim, it requires a level of physical fitness and mental fortitude. Yet for those willing to push themselves, it offers a truly unique and rewarding experience, a chance to disconnect from the modern world and reconnect with nature in its purest form. Applications are being taken now at island@vollebak.com.