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Do you know the story behind the mysterious viral image of the “world’s loneliest house”?

The island, which now stands deserted except for the presence of the hills and the seas, was once inhabited by five families.

Have you seen the viral image of a little white house standing all alone on an eerily lonely island? This house, which has recently given rise to various peculiar theories, is being referred to as the world’s loneliest house, or an introvert’s dream residence.

The picture of the house that was posted on Instagram some days ago looks mysterious and picturesque at the same time, perched on a beautiful green hillside, surrounded by the seas on both sides.

The log cabin, as reported by The Mirror, is situated on Ellidaey, a remote island south of Iceland. The island in question is a part of an archipelago of 15 to 18 islands, Vestmannaeyjar.

The island, which now stands deserted except for the presence of the hills and the seas, was once inhabited by five families, the last of which left in the 1930s. Since then, the island has remained uninhabited.

Several rumours and theories surround the tiny white house, one of which claims, as reported by The Sun, that an eccentric billionaire had once built the cabin to use it in case of a zombie apocalypse.

Other theories say that the house may have belonged to famous Icelandic singer Bjork, or to a religious hermit.

Although some on social media have refuted the claims that the house actually exists, and said that it is a photoshopped image, the truth is that the house does stand on the island of Ellidaey and is owned by the Ellidaey Hunting Association.

The house, which was built back in the 1950s, serves as a hunting cabin and sauna for members of the association, which hunts puffins.

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