Claim Your Own Piece of New Island

Imagine owning your own beach house or mountain retreat for as little as $900!

New Island has been created to help you 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 dream home, farm, studio, or retreat. Your site is unique, and you choose where to locate it on the island

Here's how this works:

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. 
Purchase the Citizen Package This 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 ($65) contains all the materials you need to start 
exploring and enjoying New Island.

The Citizen package contains this 200-page full color Guidebook...

200 pages, 6" by 9" softbound,
full color maps and pictures throughout.

...this official 34" by 20" full color Road Map, and more.

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.

Claim your site. Once you become a citizen, Lee will help you locate the right building site for you by answering any questions you might have. You can then let him know what size painting(s) you prefer. 

Build your Dream Home. From the location you have chosen, Lee can then help you create your Dream Home. Once we consult on the type of house or other place you might want to create, he will then make a sketch of your place based on your desires. When you approve of the sketch, he will proceed with your painting. 

Your dream house or other retreat will be pictured on the site you have chosen. We can include an insert of the view from your site and a floor plan in the painting as well.  See the examples below.

Once your painting is completed and shipped, Lee may 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's how to get there:

The Citizen Package includes the New Island Road Map, the Guidebook, tickets, a roger coin, a green card, and other artifacts as shown above. Use the link below to order yours for $65:

If you wish to claim a building site, up to 20 acres, on New Island, get the Claim Package 1, which includes your deed and a hand-drawn plat map of your site. The other Claim Packages include one or more original watercolor paintings of your dream place. All packages include consultation with Lee 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: $65.
Claim Package 1  a deed, plat map of your site, up to 20 acres: $400. 
Claim Package 2 with deed, plat map and an 11" by 15" painting - 900. 
Claim package 3 with deed, plat map and a 15" by 21" painting - 1200.
Claim package 4 with deed, plat map and a 21" by 30" painting - 2400.
For each additional rendering, such as of the view from your house, and a floor plan, add $400.

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.

Ms de Beaupre's chose a site in Section 1, at the northern end of New Island.
Her building site is marked on Plat 2, and described on the deed above.
This plat was drawn up specifically for her, 
since she was the first to claim a site in that area.

All 34 sections are described in the New Island Guidebook.

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 or call 920-858-2636.

Thank you!