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. If you would like to learn more of the island's secrets, order The Citizen Package, which will help you decide where you might 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.
|200 pages, 6" by 9" softbound,|
full color maps and pictures throughout.
|All the features on this 12,600 sq. mi. island-nation are here!|
A brief history, cultural overview,
and a map index are on the reverse.
2. Become an Owner, then claim your site. Once you become an Owner, I will help you locate the right building site for you by answering any questions you might have. You can then let me know what size painting(s) you prefer.
Your site will be pictured with the dream house or other retreat you build there. We can include an insert of the view from your site or a floor plan in the painting as well. Other views (separate paintings) can be added if you wish. See the examples below.
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:
The Owner Starter Package includes your deed and a hand-drawn plat map of your site. The Owner Packages include an original watercolor painting of your dream place. They also include free consultation to help you select your site on the island, and to design your dream home.
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 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.
|This pencil concept sketch was 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)
Here are a sample deed and plat map:
Trish de Beaupre claimed a site near New Island's northernmost point,
and received this Grant Deed.
Contact Lee Mothes to claim your New Island building site and create your Dream Home. He'll also welcome any questions you might have.
Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-858-2636.