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2020-10-30 2:21:30 PM  
700 Grand, and just look at that kitchen!!
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/It's an unkept hillbilly shack with an inconvenient location.
 
2020-10-30 5:38:15 PM  
No FIBs please
 
2020-10-30 5:38:37 PM  
Oblig....

It's like Wisconsin!
Youtube McZ2H_Iqx4g
 
2020-10-30 5:39:04 PM  
Reading this from an island in Wisconsin so I am getting a kick.

Madeline, that is.
 
2020-10-30 5:41:00 PM  
 
2020-10-30 5:42:10 PM  
Is there a dark secret behind the boathouse?
 
2020-10-30 5:42:13 PM  
Get out before winter and you might be OK

/might
 
2020-10-30 5:42:23 PM  
Having your own island would be cool but that's a tear down and rebuild for sure.
 
2020-10-30 5:52:28 PM  
But does it have it's own lake?
 
2020-10-30 5:54:04 PM  
The listing doesn't say. If it's lot 019 that the arrow is pointing to, that's not a private island. Or is it the 999 lot to the left.

Also, the place was built in 1965 and doesn't look like it's been updated since.

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2020-10-30 5:55:35 PM  
I hear people are moving to Buffalo so...
 
2020-10-30 5:58:21 PM  
8.6 acres (no buildings) off Lopez Island in the Washington San Juans:
https://www.realtor.com/realestateand​h​omes-detail/Ram-Is_Lopez-Island_WA_982​50_M23277-64166

A Farker should buy it and then rename it ...
 
2020-10-30 6:01:24 PM  

abhorrent1: The listing doesn't say. If it's lot 019 that the arrow is pointing to, that's not a private island. Or is it the 999 lot to the left.

Also, the place was built in 1965 and doesn't look like it's been updated since.

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Looks like it's 999.  Advertised as "Off-the-grid living".
 
2020-10-30 6:06:34 PM  
Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin property listed for sale is gaining attention online for an unusual reason -- it's a private island with two cottages and boathouse.


An error in the opening paragraph is not a good start to a career in journalism...
 
2020-10-30 6:13:13 PM  

abhorrent1: The listing doesn't say. If it's lot 019 that the arrow is pointing to, that's not a private island. Or is it the 999 lot to the left.

Also, the place was built in 1965 and doesn't look like it's been updated since.

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It is 999. 019 is Hornback Park which includes a public boat landing.

Okauchee Lake is the party lake in Yuppieville (aka Waukesha County) and is as red and entitled as you can get. The island is kind of cool but you have no control over who drops anchor and flotilla's their pontoons right by it. It is fun to boat on it but I wouldn't want to live on it.
 
2020-10-30 6:13:27 PM  

Badafuco: Is there a dark secret behind the boathouse?


Isn't there always?
 
2020-10-30 6:13:47 PM  

wxboy: abhorrent1: The listing doesn't say. If it's lot 019 that the arrow is pointing to, that's not a private island. Or is it the 999 lot to the left.

Also, the place was built in 1965 and doesn't look like it's been updated since.

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Looks like it's 999.  Advertised as "Off-the-grid living".


Listing also says it has parking for 8 cars so I dunno.
 
2020-10-30 6:29:06 PM  
At 10, I read all the boy's adventure novels I could get, and a lot of them featured private islands. And the ones that did had maps. (Which is how I got addicted to maps.) None of the maps were of islands that looked like great big furry potatoes.  They all had a kind of a crab look with a proper, private harbor. And it would be a morning's hike to get from one end of the island to the other. They were all big enough that crooks could do something at the end of the island away from the house and not get detected immediately.  That island is small. I can't tell by looking at it, but it looks small enough that you could throw a baseball from one end to the other. Not a good size for a fantasy island.
 
2020-10-30 6:29:21 PM  
Rebuild make it into a sexual retreat for people into bondage and S&M play. 8 parking spaces for the ferry in the shape of a vagina.
 
2020-10-30 6:30:50 PM  
When we were looking to move out of waukesha a year and a half ago specifically looking for lakefront property we didn't even bother looking at   Okauchee lake. Overpriced long and narrow lots, neighbors almost within arms reach. Pewaukee and Nagawicka much the same.

And we wanted to move away from not closer to mostly entitled white republicans.
 
2020-10-30 6:31:45 PM  

Badafuco: Is there a dark secret behind the boathouse?


Make up your mind. MAKE UP YOUR MIND
 
2020-10-30 6:36:27 PM  
Overpriced and run down. Certainly not a metaphor for the United States.
 
2020-10-30 7:00:23 PM  
30 minutes from Milwaukee, 2 hours from Chicago. That's a reasonable price for a secluded getaway.

catmandu: Okauchee Lake is the party lake in Yuppieville (aka Waukesha County) and is as red and entitled as you can get. The island is kind of cool but you have no control over who drops anchor and flotilla's their pontoons right by it.


Nevermind.
 
2020-10-30 7:06:00 PM  

catmandu: It is 999. 019 is Hornback Park which includes a public boat landing.

Okauchee Lake is the party lake in Yuppieville (aka Waukesha County) and is as red and entitled as you can get. The island is kind of cool but you have no control over who drops anchor and flotilla's their pontoons right by it. It is fun to boat on it but I wouldn't want to live on it.


This.

I can attest to this.

Every time we drive through there on I-94, we say to each other in a mocking voice, "Jaaaaacck, we need to get a new Accccccccura."

Despicable people.
 
2020-10-30 7:08:31 PM  
My family owns an island like this in MA. Two house, both built in the 1800s. It's super rustic and an awesome place to spend a few weeks in the summer.
The rest of the year it's locked up, No reason to be there.
 
2020-10-30 7:09:30 PM  

abhorrent1: wxboy: abhorrent1: The listing doesn't say. If it's lot 019 that the arrow is pointing to, that's not a private island. Or is it the 999 lot to the left.

Also, the place was built in 1965 and doesn't look like it's been updated since.

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Looks like it's 999.  Advertised as "Off-the-grid living".

Listing also says it has parking for 8 cars so I dunno.


That means flat blacktop in Realtor ese.  Also cottage?  Expect rats and holes in the wall.
 
2020-10-30 7:34:03 PM  

Turbo Cojones: That means flat blacktop in Realtor ese.  Also cottage?  Expect rats and holes in the wall.


You think there's a big flat blacktop parking lot on an island in a small lake in Wisconsin? Think about it.
 
2020-10-30 7:59:19 PM  
Not a bad price.
 
2020-10-30 8:02:56 PM  

abhorrent1: The listing doesn't say. If it's lot 019 that the arrow is pointing to, that's not a private island. Or is it the 999 lot to the left.

Also, the place was built in 1965 and doesn't look like it's been updated since.

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I was wondering if it was the one where the guy put in a farking BRIDGE without a permit.  I think that was Michigan though, didn't look like the photo you provided.

/dnrtfa
 
2020-10-30 8:10:04 PM  

catmandu: abhorrent1: The listing doesn't say. If it's lot 019 that the arrow is pointing to, that's not a private island. Or is it the 999 lot to the left.

Also, the place was built in 1965 and doesn't look like it's been updated since.

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It is 999. 019 is Hornback Park which includes a public boat landing.

Okauchee Lake is the party lake in Yuppieville (aka Waukesha County) and is as red and entitled as you can get. The island is kind of cool but you have no control over who drops anchor and flotilla's their pontoons right by it. It is fun to boat on it but I wouldn't want to live on it.


You don't actually know what the word "yuppie" means, do you?
 
2020-10-30 8:10:21 PM  

Badafuco: Is there a dark secret behind the boathouse?


Nobody knows what color it is.
 
2020-10-30 8:13:36 PM  
"There are not many islands out there that actually have more than one house in Wisconsin."
 
2020-10-30 8:13:54 PM  

catmandu: abhorrent1: The listing doesn't say. If it's lot 019 that the arrow is pointing to, that's not a private island. Or is it the 999 lot to the left.

Also, the place was built in 1965 and doesn't look like it's been updated since.

[Fark user image 597x450]

It is 999. 019 is Hornback Park which includes a public boat landing.

Okauchee Lake is the party lake in Yuppieville (aka Waukesha County) and is as red and entitled as you can get. The island is kind of cool but you have no control over who drops anchor and flotilla's their pontoons right by it. It is fun to boat on it but I wouldn't want to live on it.


Put a few cannons on the island and we can see what drops anchor next to it.
 
2020-10-30 8:19:06 PM  
Fark.
"What's the color of the boathouse at Hereford?" (Ronin 1998)
Youtube nm-g0NGE9W8
 
2020-10-30 8:28:08 PM  

jaytkay: Turbo Cojones: That means flat blacktop in Realtor ese.  Also cottage?  Expect rats and holes in the wall.

You think there's a big flat blacktop parking lot on an island in a small lake in Wisconsin? Think about it.


There's another lot #999 on the mainland. I assume the 8 spots would be there and then you boat to the island.
 
2020-10-30 8:44:18 PM  

jaytkay: Turbo Cojones: That means flat blacktop in Realtor ese.  Also cottage?  Expect rats and holes in the wall.

You think there's a big flat blacktop parking lot on an island in a small lake in Wisconsin? Think about it.


If you feel like trolling rich trust fund babies, go to the public boat landing around any lake surrounded by million dollar homes.

Just that pisses them off.

But after you do that, take a look at their lake front properties, specifically the shoreline. The amount of shiat they got away with back before the WDNR started cracking down and banning storefront development in the early 80s by amateur millionaires would make any ecologist cry.

Renting a barge, a crew from Milwaukee, and buying the cement just to pave an island is exactly what they would do. Hell, some lakes still have 2 story boat houses with a full home made concrete boat ramp is around half. Grandfathered in, of course.
 
2020-10-30 9:04:05 PM  
That looks like a plot of land with 3 shacks on it that haven't been upkeeped or renovated.

I wouldn't be shocked if parts of the buildings were rotting.
 
2020-10-30 9:56:51 PM  

gar1013: catmandu: abhorrent1: The listing doesn't say. If it's lot 019 that the arrow is pointing to, that's not a private island. Or is it the 999 lot to the left.

Also, the place was built in 1965 and doesn't look like it's been updated since.

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It is 999. 019 is Hornback Park which includes a public boat landing.

Okauchee Lake is the party lake in Yuppieville (aka Waukesha County) and is as red and entitled as you can get. The island is kind of cool but you have no control over who drops anchor and flotilla's their pontoons right by it. It is fun to boat on it but I wouldn't want to live on it.

You don't actually know what the word "yuppie" means, do you?


Waukesha County (aka Lake County when you get west of Brookfield and Waukesha) has been called Yuppieville for decades. Washington and eastern Ozaukee Counties are old money that started fleeing Milwaukee in the 80's, Waukesha County (and western Ozaukee) is where the 80's and 90's young urban professionals fled with their new money.

I know exactly what yuppie means. Doesn't matter that they grew too old for the title to be accurate, the nickname for the county that they took over still stands.
 
2020-10-30 10:04:37 PM  

Badafuco: Is there a dark secret behind the boathouse?


Yeah, my dark secret.
 
2020-10-30 10:33:35 PM  
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Fully furnished dungeon.
 
2020-10-31 12:53:58 AM  
In the San Francisco Bay Area for the same price you can get a condo.
 
2020-10-31 12:57:32 AM  

Petey4335: When we were looking to move out of waukesha a year and a half ago specifically looking for lakefront property we didn't even bother looking at   Okauchee lake. Overpriced long and narrow lots, neighbors almost within arms reach. Pewaukee and Nagawicka much the same.

And we wanted to move away from not closer to mostly entitled white republicans.


In fairness you'd have to move back to Milwaukee county now.  And even then the southern and western parts just awkward in a hurry.
 
2020-10-31 5:24:18 AM  

catmandu: gar1013: catmandu: abhorrent1: The listing doesn't say. If it's lot 019 that the arrow is pointing to, that's not a private island. Or is it the 999 lot to the left.

Also, the place was built in 1965 and doesn't look like it's been updated since.

[Fark user image 597x450]

It is 999. 019 is Hornback Park which includes a public boat landing.

Okauchee Lake is the party lake in Yuppieville (aka Waukesha County) and is as red and entitled as you can get. The island is kind of cool but you have no control over who drops anchor and flotilla's their pontoons right by it. It is fun to boat on it but I wouldn't want to live on it.

You don't actually know what the word "yuppie" means, do you?

Waukesha County (aka Lake County when you get west of Brookfield and Waukesha) has been called Yuppieville for decades. Washington and eastern Ozaukee Counties are old money that started fleeing Milwaukee in the 80's, Waukesha County (and western Ozaukee) is where the 80's and 90's young urban professionals fled with their new money.

I know exactly what yuppie means. Doesn't matter that they grew too old for the title to be accurate, the nickname for the county that they took over still stands.


So you're still calling Boomer County "yuppieville" because 40 years ago the 80s happened.    So much to unpack here.
 
2020-10-31 7:48:53 AM  

Mr.Hawk: Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin property listed for sale is gaining attention online for an unusual reason -- it's a private island with two cottages and boathouse.


An error in the opening paragraph is not a good start to a career in journalism...


Don't like the double-use en dashes?
 
2020-10-31 12:03:04 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Petey4335: When we were looking to move out of waukesha a year and a half ago specifically looking for lakefront property we didn't even bother looking at   Okauchee lake. Overpriced long and narrow lots, neighbors almost within arms reach. Pewaukee and Nagawicka much the same.

And we wanted to move away from not closer to mostly entitled white republicans.

In fairness you'd have to move back to Milwaukee county now.  And even then the southern and western parts just awkward in a hurry.


Not really. I am between Horicon and Hustisford. The closer i get to Horicon or even out to Beaver dam, the more Biden signs. Yes, large Biden signs in farms. Even Biden flags.

Beaver Dam even has a BLM chapter that is regularly active in community services/projects. Not bad for a town of 16k.
 
2020-10-31 1:02:23 PM  

HotLonelyTeenageGirl: catmandu: gar1013: catmandu: abhorrent1: The listing doesn't say. If it's lot 019 that the arrow is pointing to, that's not a private island. Or is it the 999 lot to the left.

Also, the place was built in 1965 and doesn't look like it's been updated since.

[Fark user image 597x450]

It is 999. 019 is Hornback Park which includes a public boat landing.

Okauchee Lake is the party lake in Yuppieville (aka Waukesha County) and is as red and entitled as you can get. The island is kind of cool but you have no control over who drops anchor and flotilla's their pontoons right by it. It is fun to boat on it but I wouldn't want to live on it.

You don't actually know what the word "yuppie" means, do you?

Waukesha County (aka Lake County when you get west of Brookfield and Waukesha) has been called Yuppieville for decades. Washington and eastern Ozaukee Counties are old money that started fleeing Milwaukee in the 80's, Waukesha County (and western Ozaukee) is where the 80's and 90's young urban professionals fled with their new money.

I know exactly what yuppie means. Doesn't matter that they grew too old for the title to be accurate, the nickname for the county that they took over still stands.

So you're still calling Boomer County "yuppieville" because 40 years ago the 80s happened.    So much to unpack here.


No such thing as "Boomer County". Never was and it is not now. Sorry.
 
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