Daily archives: June 26, 2005

A Welshman's castle is his island

When I was less than one, Mum used to take me to the beach at Milford Haven. Now, if I had £150k, I could buy a Napoleonic era fort just offshore.

The 19th Century fort – complete with a couple of cannons – dates back from the time of Napoleon, when it was initially built as a defence for the river Haven.

But it has nowhere to sleep at present, and the new owner will have to sort out sewage, water and power.

The fort, completely surrounded by water and with its own jetty, was built on a small island to protect the area from invasion.

In keeping with EcoHouse, this sounds like a case for tidal power and other renewables.

via BoingBoing

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