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How it all began…

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Melodi and Ryan – Across from our Island

We are an ordinary couple who, together with the rest of you, have just come through the other side of the strangest years of our lives. Covid has turned the whole world upside down and it certainly made us pause. With such uncertainty in the world around us, we started to dream about how great it would be to live a quiet, protected and most of all, self-sustainable existence as we enter the sunset of our lives. We began looking at all sorts of properties.

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Melodi and Ryan – Across from our Island

How it all began…

We are an ordinary couple who, together with the rest of you, have just come through the other side of the strangest years of our lives. Covid has turned the whole world upside down and it certainly made us pause. With such uncertainty in the world around us, we started to dream about how great it would be to live a quiet, protected and most of all, self-sustainable existence as we enter the sunset of our lives. We began looking at all sorts of properties.

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Melodi and Ryan – Visit to New York City

One morning a message came across Whatsapp from my sister with a link to a private wilderness property.  Something clicked in our heads and we just felt compelled to move on this with warp speed.  We HAD to secure this property!

We are both business people and normally decisions like this would require great care and contemplation, but this time, no such thing.  We put in an offer and we just had to have it.  It turns out that other people felt the same way and multiple offers were coming in.  No matter what, we wanted this Island.  What was happening to us? 

Fast forward a couple of days… We were both suffering from colds.  We weren’t feeling great when the phone rang and the realtor notified us that that our offer for the island was accepted.

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Melodi and Ryan – Skiing

Although ill and tired, there were still shrieks of joy from at least one of us… But wait!  

What did we just do?  We bought this island without ever laying eyes on it. Who buys an island SIGHT UNSEEN?

Well… we did.  That’s just what we do. We aren’t pretending this isn’t going to be challenging in every way possible.  That’s what we love though.  The days ahead will be filled with adventure, frustration, hard work, excitement and eventual great satisfaction.  

Bring it on!  We will take this one day at a time.  

We invite you to share our adventure!

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Melodi and Ryan – visiting New York City

One morning a message came across Whatsapp from my sister with a link to a private wilderness property.  Something clicked in our heads and we just felt compelled to move on this with warp speed.  We HAD to secure this property!

We are both business people and normally decisions like this would require great care and contemplation, but this time, no such thing.  We put in an offer and we just had to have it.  It turns out that other people felt the same way and multiple offers were coming in.  No matter what, we wanted this Island.  What was happening to us? 

Fast forward a couple of days… We were both suffering from colds.  We weren’t feeling great when the phone rang and the realtor notified us that that our offer for the island was accepted.

meandmermskiing - My Wild Holm - Off Grid Wilderness Living on a Private Island
Melodi and Ryan – Skiing

Although ill and tired, there were still shrieks of joy from at least one of us… But wait!  

What did we just do?  We bought this island without ever laying eyes on it. Who buys an island SIGHT UNSEEN?

Well… we did.  That’s just what we do. We aren’t pretending this isn’t going to be challenging in every way possible.  That’s what we love though.  The days ahead will be filled with adventure, frustration, hard work, excitement and eventual great satisfaction.  

Bring it on!  We will take this one day at a time.  

We invite you to share our adventure!

New York City - My Wild Holm - Off Grid Wilderness Living on a Private Island
Melodi and Ryan – Visiting New York City

One morning a message came across Whatsapp from my sister with a link to a private wilderness property.  Something clicked in our heads and we just felt compelled to move on this with warp speed.  We HAD to secure this property!

We are both business people and normally decisions like this would require great care and contemplation, but this time, no such thing.  We put in an offer and we just had to have it.  It turns out that other people felt the same way and multiple offers were coming in.  No matter what, we wanted this Island.  What was happening to us? 

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Melodi and Ryan – skiing

Fast forward a couple of days… We were both suffering from colds.  We weren’t feeling great when the phone rang and the realtor notified us that that our offer for the island was accepted.

Although ill and tired, there were still shrieks of joy from at least one of us… But wait!  What did we just do?  We bought this island without ever laying eyes on it. Who buys an island SIGHT UNSEEN?

Well… we did.  That’s just what we do. We aren’t pretending this isn’t going to be challenging in every way possible.  That’s what we love though.  The days ahead will be filled with adventure, frustration, hard work, excitement and eventual great satisfaction.  

Bring it on!  We will take this one day at a time.  We invite you to share our adventure!

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