Ever wondered about living around trees in an open place surrounded by water? Well, then you’ve got to meet this man who built himself a green island.

Richart Sowa, 63, built his own floating paradise by using 150,000 recycled bottles. It took him seven years to achieve this goal. He calls it Joyxee Island.

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The island rests in Isla Mujeres Bay near Cancun city in Mexico.

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The place has a three-storey house with two bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.

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The house also has an internet connection, a rain collection equipment, solar panels for electricity, two ponds, a solar-powered waterfall, a small connecting river, a wave-powered washing machine and a jacuzzi among other interesting features.

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Sowa began constructing it in 2007, two years after his first floating island attempt, Spiral Island, was destroyed by Hurricane Emily.

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And he continues to improve it by adding additional features and adding more water bottles to the base.

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He makes a living from music and art and showing visitors around his private island in exchange for donations.

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And lives there with former model Jodi Bowlin. They have a pet dog as well.

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“Living on my own floating island has been my dream for over two decades. I would recommend this way of life to anybody,” Richart Sowa said to Gazette Live.