House in the middle of Drina River is situated on Stenčica islet, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia. Precisely, this town lies in the valley of the Drina River at the eastern edge of Tara National Park.
In 1968 local kids have erected the first structure on this islet, like a retreat and without a building permit proper. Not only the natural setting is intriguing but also the fact that it sits on the river which now represents border between two countries (Serbia & Bosnia and Herzegovina), territory not belonging to either jurisdiction, sort of duty free zone. The structure was rebuilt several times since then. Whenever torrential rain and flood take the structure down, one of the original builders, Milija Mandic Gljiva, would build a new one.
Clingstone House is a remarkable 105 year old mansion on a piece of rock in the Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA. The rock is so small that it can be at the most called a micro islet. The three storey, 23 roomed mansion, with 10 bedrooms, was built in 1905 by J.S. Lovering Wharton in consultation with artist William Trost Richards
Although the house was designed to withstand hurricane winds, however it was badly damaged by a hurricane in 1938 and remained vacant for about 20 years. In 1961 it was purchased by an architect Henry Wood, a distant cousin of Wharton, who renovated it and now maintains it by using a very imaginative method of inviting about 70 of his friends and relatives each year to stay with him and help him in carrying out the annual repair work including cleaning of 65 windows. The mansion is locally known as “The House on a Rock”.
On this islet, near the shore of the beautiful Michanwi Pingwe beach (Zanzibar), is located a Rock Restaurant. Depending on the tides it is possible to wade across or if you prefer, the restaurant has a boat to transport you from the beach to the steps at the bottom of the rock and back again
The owners don’t advertise the restaurant, and they don’t put up signs pointing people to their joint. They just sit there and wait for people to find them. Naturally the restaurant serves a wide variety of sea food.