I Live Alone in an Island Paradise
I Live Alone in an Island Paradise

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In 1989, Mauro Morandi’s boat docked on Budelli Island off the northern coast of Sardinia, Italy. Discovering that the island’s caretaker was retiring within the next two days, Mauro decided to extend his stay indefinitely and step into the role himself. Little did he know that, nearly 30 years later, he would still be there. Mauro has built a small, simple life for himself on the island, collecting rain for drinking water, and building solar panels for electricity. Living alone, his love for his island paradise runs deep, and he hopes to stay as long as his health allows it. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb #BudelliIsland #IslandLife #Beach This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Got a story idea for us? Shoot us an email at hey [at] GreatBigStory [dot] com Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com

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Vary Hot Patayta : It must be great there! *_No need for a job_* *_No need for money_* *_No criminals_* *_No law_* *_No Fortnite_*

Pedram Mehraban : This man lost faith in humanity

St. Herip : that's one sarcastically-made Christmas tree

Nas Mader : Can I apply for the post of the next guardian..????? :-)

Samarth arya : "beauty is where there are no people " Me - "I knew thanos was correct "

Lets Go To Mars : Now I Understand, Thanos.

really? : This guy took the word "introvert" to the next level

tdolz : I tried the same thing by locking the bathroom door. Didn't work. Kids found me. So much for an isolated paradise.

NoStressStef : what does he eat, how does he get new books? I kind of hate when these ordinary things are left out :) beautiful place

Alex XD : All the people saying "I wish that was me" would be so sad and bored after 2 days 😂

Adish : No TV...No internet ....Life becomes automatically peaceful

One Slash Boi : As an introvert, this is introvertness to an extreme level, lucky guy, wish I could live there as well.

Kay-leigh Kasan : “Beauty is where there are no people” damn that hit me

8 Style, Superstar Shining Crystal : "Beauty is where there are no people." truth.

Quách Hêng Tôny : This man has everything in life figured out.

That'sSoBeki : Great story but so much left uncovered. Please do a part 2!Would have been interesting to hear about his life before, what was his profession, did he have family, what happened to them, why he didn't want to talk to anyone for years, how did he find the island (besides "by chance"). Also how does he live? Does hunt or fish? What kind of fruit and veg grown on the island? What about the plants he takes care of? Where would he go if his health deteriorated and he had to leave?

Ronald Reagan Is The Devil : When you hate small talk so much you just decide to become the ruler of your own private island.

LeviAndz : “It took 10,000 years to make this beach. Mankind has destroyed it in 20.” I found this so powerful and sad

Door-to-Door Hentai Salesman : He spawned on the island, built his first house by punching trees.

justice is served : *Beauty is where there are no people* I've never heard a phase more powerful than this in my entire life 😳

epSos.de : Has no wealth. Has a private beach. House near the beautiful beach. *Nice life for retirement :-)*

Dirty Blond : I think about this video after every trip to Walmart...

Linnea 97 : Of course he hasn’t had a cold if there are no other humans around

Rosa3 3 3 : I think the video was too short and it just did not do justice to this incredible story 😐💔

ARLENE HUTCHINSON : I want that job!! When he retires....PLEASE CHOOSE ME 🙏🏾

Marie Franz : Every introverts dream 😍

Rodrigo Covarrubias : I wish i had the simplistic mentality of this man and not wish for anything.

Melodie S : This is the wealthiest man on the planet. Wish it was me.

0 Subs : *My concern is, who'll feed him after gettin too old?*

Can we get to 1000 subs from just comments? : Mankind has and will always long for paradise and beauty, but the truth is it was in nature, what humanity destroyed in their fake pursuit of happiness...

Adil Hadi : I wish I could live like this....close to nature...😍

maiarG 24 : Wow. That is hard.. All alone? Family?

Not a jojo Fan : The fact that there’s no one else makes it paradise island

young smokes : He definitely is so intelligent and wise enough to realise that nature living is the only way, as money and governments control people and societies. He chose the smart but hard way out to completely shut himself from everyone and I love and appreciate it!

Internet Internet : God bless this man

KritiQ : I didn’t expect him to be Italian, wow!

Chaos Arcader : It looks 10,000 years to make this beach. Mankind has destroyed it in 20. *HUMAN IN A NUTSHELL*

bone moisture : god I wish that were me

Kaleb Hardy : Free from the disease of social constructs of happiness. At peace. Truly amazing.

-GDXdominator- Geo : it must be so lucky for him to see interviewers visit him after those 29 years.

BarbarianBreed : I've never been more jealous of another human being.

J. Montrice : Actual Goals. Except I would like my future husband with me

Chunk Vader : Just imagining the amount of introverts who have boners right now

Fraü Shean : " *I have always stated that i have friends, which are my books. They never betray you. On the contrary, they make you grow.* " Oh man! This is so true

E Rico : All he needs now is to replace that tobacco with some weed

Shanti Cardoza : Hello Mr Robinson Crusoe. The luckiest man in the whole world. Note to Mr Lonely soul: please put sign board on all sides of beautiful island - TRESPASSERS WILL BE SEVERELY PROSECUTED. Evil CANNIBAL RESIDENT😊

Austin Dyer : Looks like Jeremy Corbyn.

Tawheed Samad : Watch how the whole world arrives there next morning 😂

p schaub : I'd give almost anything to live there. Maybe he'll let me have a little spot on the other side if I give him rent. lol