Private island sells for nearly the price of a house

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Fairly-Priced Private Island Snatched Off the Market


Is owning your own private island on your to-do list for when you win the lottery?

As it turns out, it's actually a lot more affordable than you would imagine -- but one of your chances just slipped away.

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Huon Island, a small but beautiful island in south-eastern Australia, recently hit the market -- but it was snatched rather quickly.

Take a peek at the island:

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Private island sells for nearly the price of a house
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Huon Island was listed for $235,000 -- that's only slightly more expensive than the average price for a home in the U.S., which comes out to around $189,000.

The island takes approximately ten minutes to reach by boat and is relatively secluded.

The property isn't always bikini-weather friendly, with the average temperature ranging from 51 to 71 degrees year-round -- but when you consider that your front yard would be the Pacific Ocean, it's not a bad deal.

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