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Let's Buy an Island The world's first crowdfunded private island

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Let’s Buy An Island (“LBI”) is an international community of like-minded investors and travellers committed to supporting a unique island environment. In late 2019 the community purchased Coffee Island in Belize, becoming the first group to successfully crowd source buying an island.

The Principality of Islandia is a micronation experiment that aims to use the island to forward democracy, inclusion and sustainability (while recognising the the laws of the host nation, Belize).

Anyone can be a citizen of Islandia for a small donation, and they are aiming for 5,000 registered citizens. Paid up citizens receive either a digital, or physical membership card (depending on your preference), and are invited to be active members of the Principality of Islandia Facebook Group.

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Co-founder, Let’s Buy an Island

We embarked on an audacious journey with Let’s Buy an Island, a venture that is bringing together a community of passionate individuals committed to creating a true haven for democracy, inclusion, and sustainability. Through the acquisition of Coffee Caye in Belize, we achieved something extraordinary — the first successful crowd-sourced purchase of a private island. With the Principality of Islandia, we’ve opened our arms to the world, offering citizenship to anyone who shares our vision and values. Together, as proud citizens of Islandia, we strive to forge a brighter future (always respecting the laws of our gracious host nation, Belize!) and fostering a global community of like-minded travelers. We hope all of Travel Massive’s readers will join us on this remarkable journey as we continue to redefine what’s possible and leave a legacy of positive change in the world.

- Marshall (Co-founder, Let’s Buy an Island)

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Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

Shout out to @global_gaz for putting me onto this project. I just paid my $20 to become a citizen of the Principality of Islandia 🎉

Some further reading here: www.travelandleisure.com/trip-ideas/island-vacations/islandia-coffee-caye-belize-private-island

8 months ago (edited)
Ian
Founder, Travel Massive

Just got my national ID card to the Principality of Islandia in my inbox. Next, to Google flights to plan my trip 🏝️

7 months ago
Event Organizer & Traveler, GlobalGaz

This is one of those cool and funny stories that went viral with a article in CNN in March of 2022. I was one the founding citizens who contributed money to crowdsourcing the purchase of this island. We are in the process of building a housing structure on this island so we can house visitors. We have had a number of day visitors and also some people who have camped. Young Pioneer Tours hosts visits to the island.

www.cnn.com/travel/article/islandia-lets-buy-an-island-micronation/index.html

8 months ago

Very cool adventure, great project

8 months ago
Founder, M3 Founders Club

LOVE this idea 🏝️ following for sure

8 months ago
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Let's Buy an Island was posted by Ian, Ric Gazarian in Organization , Crowdfunding , Island , Micronation , Community . Updated on Jul 19, 2023 (7 months ago). Let's Buy an Island is rated 4.7/5 ★ by 3 members.
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