If there’s one constant in Seattle, it’s the outrageously expensive housing market. The value of Seattle homes rose an unprecedented amount during the pandemic and that has left plenty of people wondering if and how they’ll ever own a home. So, in the spirit of outrageousness, why not look for alternatives, like a private island in the San Juans.

Before you get incensed or start laughing, hear us out. Ram Island has nearly 9 acres of land and 3600′ of low bank waterfront, something you obviously can’t get in the city. What’s more, it’s one of the last,┬áprivately owned, undeveloped islands remaining in the San Juans.

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Photo via Windermere
san juans private island
Photo via Windermere

Electricity can be self-generated by propane or diesel and when it comes to water, your options are RO or desalination. While the fact that it’s undeveloped may be a deterrent for some, it means you can truly create an island of your own, working with the beautiful nature that surrounds you. You’ll have your own gravel beach, old forest, some open grassy areas, and a hilltop pinnacle overlooking vast stretches of islands & waterways.

It’ll cost you $2.8 million dollars to be the next owner of this island which when you think about it, is a comparable price to an expensive Seattle home. So if you have the cash, why not swap your city home for 360-degree views of Mt. Baker, the Olympic Mountains, and the Straits of Juan De Fuca?