What started as a side project in 1998 for eco-pioneer Rishi Sowa, soon become a livable island where he resided for 7-years. Continue reading to see more. Click here for first picture in gallery.


On this man made island, you’ll find a two-story house — comprised of 250,000 bottles, complete with self-composting toilet, and a solar-powered oven. It was located in a lagoon off the coast of Mexico until Hurricane Emily destroyed the work of art in 2005. However, Rishi Sowa has built a second island in Isla Mujeres, Mexico.