listing offers glimpse of \'off the grid\' living on island

by:Tunto     2020-01-12
NAPLES, Fla. —
Kiwidine Island with its 7-mile-
Long, pristine beaches and hidden houses provide an \"off-line\" life experience.
\"Off-line\" means that there is no electricity in life, and in most cases, there is one\'s own. -
Continuous sources of electricity, such as solar panels.
With the development of solar energy, wind energy and hydroelectric power technology, its development trend is as follows:-the-
Grid life seems to be increasing.
Near Naples, there are about 50 plots of land and 12 families in Kiwetin Island.
Most are powered by solar panels and use large rain buckets for themselves. -sustainability.
Of the 12 houses on the island, a house at Kivetin 10169 costs $2. 4 million.
In recent years, Kiwetin has ranked second.
Third, it is listed in the list of the top ten best secret beaches, according to coastal life.
It is famous for holding private weddings.
It is a tourist destination.
It used to be an evil vacation home. -
President Joe Biden\'s younger brother, James Biden Jr. , and his wife.
\"These houses don\'t go public very often,\" said Shirley Owen, a real estate agent for Prime Minister Sotheby\'s International Real Estate Company.
Owen has a list of houses, which have 5268 square feet of space and can only be accessed by boat. The three-
The Story House covers more than two acres with four bedrooms, six bathrooms and a private dock, and the Gulf of Mexico serves as a backyard. The Al-
The Khatib family bought the property in 2000. Ahmed Al-
Naples gastroenterologist Khatib undertook an energy project. -
Living independently with his wife Kathleen, the principal of Naples Garden School.
\"It took us seven years to get the license and seven years to build it,\" Ahmed Al said. -Khatib said.
There are seven large pools beside the house, each of which can hold about 2,500 gallons of water.
Owen said: \"Rainwater runs down the roof, is collected and discharged into the reservoir. \"
\"And then go through four-
Partial filtration system.
\"Florida\'s frequent summer thunderstorms are a distraction for some people, but they are necessary for island residents who rely on rain.
\"I ran out of water once, and then it rained, and all the pools were full,\" Al said. -Khatib said.
\"If there\'s no sun for a few days, there\'s a backup generator.
\"Some people may think that living off the grid is dangerous because they are afraid of losing electricity or water. However, Al-
Khatib said it would be better to stay on the island during Hurricane Ilma than at home in Naples after last September\'s hurricane.
He said, \"I\'ve been in town for five days. We have no power. \"
\"Here I have power, water and everything.
But I couldn\'t come because my ship was in the harbor and was locked up by the hurricane.
The only damage to his home on the island was that the screens of several terraces were torn.
Before solar energy and other technologies can be developed, you need several candles and oil lamps to illuminate a room.
But now, solar panels can generate enough energy to provide all the necessities for the comfort of life on the mainland, including high energy. -
Fast Internet access, air conditioning and a fully functional kitchen for entertainment on vacation.
Irving said of Al: \"Apart from being a family holiday resort, it\'s also a very attractive rental house. \" -Khatib’s home.
According to Owen, many homeowners on the island use their houses as holiday resorts for their families and friends.
When these families take a break from life on the island, the houses are rented, usually for $4,000 to $5,000 a week.
\"It\'s easy for these houses to generate an extra $200,000 a year in rent, if not actively,\" she said.
According to the solar energy industries association, Florida\'s solar power generation capacity exceeded 150,000 in 2018, ranking in the top 10.
According to the website, there are now more than one.
There are 6 million solar installations in the United States. S.
It is planned to double that figure by 2019.
Visits to local residents are planned and several bottles of pesticides, citronella candles and other mosquito repellents are recommended.
Even walking from the dock to the house is likely to attract mosquitoes, especially in the rainy season.
Insects are not Keewaydin\'s only pests.
The lizard\'s invasive species, the iguana, is crawling on the island.
\"Iguanas are bad, bad, bad,\" Owen said.
They eat hamster and turtle eggs.
There are also wild boars and deer on the island.
The southern end of Kiwetin is a popular tourist destination, with more than 200 boats often gathering at the small end of the beach.
Ice cream and food boats will dock for hours to provide delicious food for tourists.
A nearby island, Little Malcolm Island, also-the-
Grid Life and Two-
Family packages are now on sale for $1 million.
The beach villa on Little Marco Island, 11781, covers 3. 1/2 acres, including private beaches along the inland waterway east of Keewaydin.
There is a handicraft design and custom dolphins and birds carved into wood throughout the house.
But like Kivetin\'s family, it relies on barrels and solar panels to supply water and electricity. Off-the-
Grid life may not be for everyone, but for some people it is a reward for a more independent lifestyle, while for others it is a way to find happiness in creating something unique.
Or just a good place to relax.
Once known as a key island, Kiwetin was a winter resort for northerners in the 1930s.
Barrier Island includes a school that began as a camp in the 1990s.
In the 1940s, Naples philanthropists Lester and Drola Norris bought the camp and handed over their property to their daughter after her death.
The site became a keewaydin club in December 1987 and was registered at Florida\'s National Historic Heritage Registry.
The Donahue family acquired land in 1992.
Villages were demolished, and the original Kiwetin Club was demolished and rebuilt, losing its place in the National Historic Heritage Registry due to reconstruction.
As of March 2017, the Donahue family sold 70 acres of coastal property on Keewaydin Island and their Gordon Pointe property in Naples.
But only two months later, they cancelled more offers because they said they had received multiple offers.
A month later, John \"Jack\" Donahue, who was the philanthropist of Naples, founded a big America. S.
Federated Investors, a financial company, died at the age of 92.
According to the Collier County Real Estate Appraiser\'s Office, some coastal properties are still in the family, while others are still being sold. ——
Source of information: Naples(Fla. )
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