Rat Island Eco Retreat

Off the coast of the Bronx in the Long Island Sound, Rat Island is a desolate coastal property. But owner Alex Schibli doesn't plan to let the 2.5-acre private island sit idle for long. In collaboration with architect Pablo Jendretzki, the tiny coastal lot could potentially be an off-grid eco retreat. The pair imagine a series of gabled cabins with a wall of glass looking out over the water. The buildings will run on solar and wind power and will feature rain collection systems. While the project looks like a dream, it is just that at the moment. The wellness hotel is currently still in its conceptual phase.

Photos: Jendretzki Design

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