Buy Your Own Country: Sealand, North Sea

I’ve always been amazed at those who had acquired enough wealth to buy their own island.

I remember Marlon Brando had one in Tahiti. My advertising colleague Hal Riney got rich enough from writing and doing voiceovers for TV commercials to buy part of a Honduras Bay Island.

But now, you can purchase your own island country in the North Sea. It’s not fancy. It’s not tropical. It’s no more than a wartime fort built on two concrete towers. But it is “the world’s smallest country with its own flag, stamps, currency and passports.”

Located just seven miles off the east coast of England but outside of the UK’s territorial waters, the so-called “principality of Sealand” is now for sale, offering eight rooms in each tower. Perfect for online gambling or offshore banking.

Why not make them an offer they can’t refuse?

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