|A cottage of your own with a patio and plenty of private beachfront is easily attainable...|
|...or maybe you would like a place right over the waves! |
Any kind of house (or farm or retreat) is possible
along the hundreds of miles of New Island's shoreline.
Of course not everyone has $1 million to spend on such a place, not to mention the cost of taxes, upkeep, insurance, utilities and all the rest to maintain the place. So...
New Island is a place that allows you to build your own dream home, beach house or retreat. You may claim a building site on the island and create your own place there. You will get a deed and a custom-drawn plat map for your site, plus a painting of your second home, farm, shop, studio or other retreat. Your site is unique, and YOU choose where to locate it on the island.
Here's how this works:
1. Explore the island. To get started, go to New Island! This website has a ton of information about the island and some of the things that go on here. The Citizen Package has everything you'll need to help you further explore New Island, and to decide where you want to claim a site of your own. Follow the link below to receive the New Island Guidebook, maps, boat and train tickets, a New Island coin, postage stamps, and a green card to prove you are a New Island citizen!
The Citizen Package ($55) contains all the materials you need to start
exploring and enjoying New Island.
Your site will be pictured with the dream house or other retreat you might want to build there. We can include an insert of the view from your site or a floor plan in the painting as well. See the examples below.
4. Receive your design sketch and your finished painting. I will include the original pencil sketch with the watercolor of your dream place. Once your painting is completed and shipped, I will include your project, with your permission, on the Owners' Page on this website. You'll see what others have built on the island as well!
Here are the Packages to get you there:
The Citizen Package includes the New Island Road Map, the Guidebook and other New Island documents and artifacts, as shown above. Use this link to order yours for $55:
Package prices vary with the size of the original watercolor painting you choose:
Citizen Package - everything but the deed, plat map and the painting: $55.
Owner Starter Package - everything above plus the deed and plat map of your site: $200
($845 if you purchased the Citizen Package, $645 if you purchased the Starter Package.)
Owner package with deed, plat map and a 15" by 21" painting - add $300.
Owner package with deed, plat map and a 21" by 30" painting - add $700.
Extra paintings can be ordered beginning at $500. for a small watercolor.
Inserted images added free of charge on the 21" by 30" painting.
Here are some actual Dream Home projects:
|A larger stone house, with veggie garden and cat,|
on the eastern coast near the settlement of Sunrise.
(a 15" by 21" watercolor)
|Another view of the same house, with the Wicklow Mountains in the background.|
(a 15" by 21" watercolor)
|A sculptor built his dream residence, studio and gallery further up |
in the Wicklow Mountains, overlooking Otter Bay.
This 21" by 30" watercolor includes the view from his house and its floor plan.
|This 8" by 12" concept sketch, in pencil, was included in the package.|
|Judy and Lyle just completed their dream home on New Island's northwestern coast, |
next to the ocean and the Yellow Hills Wandering preserve.
|Here is the pencil concept sketch completed before beginning the painting.|
|Sophia St. Andrew, who actually lives in Tasmania, |
established her own mansion and museum
near the town of Skegness, on Putney Bay.
(detail of the original 21" by 30" watercolor)
|Trish de Beaupre claimed a site near New Island's northernmost point, |
and received this Grant Deed.
Contact the artist, Lee Mothes, with any questions, or to claim your New Island building site and create your Dream Home.
Write to lee at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 920-858-2636.