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JOYSXEE Floating Bottle Island
Ranked #18 of 48 things to do in Isla Mujeres
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Owner description: Richart Sowa built Joysxee, the Floating Bottle Island by himself, with over 150,000 plastic bottles. Shown on MTV Extreme Cribs and Ripley's Believe It or Not, the island that floats on bottles is an ecological masterpiece. Everything on the island was built with recycled materials from the three story house, to the out door bar. Come tour Joysxee and meet the incredible Richie, a real life Robinson Crusoe. An experience you can only find on Isla Mujeres.
Reviewed August 15, 2013

This was the highlight of our entire vacation. I had read about this and could not wait to see it. My husband was actually skeptical until we stepped on the island with Richart.
This island is absolutely amazing. It is three stories high with a tub and second bedroom on the second level and a lookout with a chair on the third level. He gave us a tour and we were lucky enough to be able to sit with him and enjoy some sunbaked cake he had preparred. We spent over an hour with him and were both just amazed with the structure and creativity that went in to build this island and house. Words just cannot express how awesome this was. I would say if you visit Isla Mujers this is a MUST SEE.

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Interesting to see once. I found it to be Rather trashy looking. However, He did do his part for recycling.

1  Thank Beth T
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Richart Sowa has created a sustainable island designed around reclaimable items....plastic bottles. It is quite creative, and worth the visit to see it. His enthusiastic personality is contagious! You'll run into him in town, singing and playing the guitar...quite talented! (Suggested donation to see his house...)

Here's a youtube video about it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Afp_jobnsNg

Thank Denni W
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

we really wanted to get to see the house but no one was there so we had to just take pictures from the dock.

1  Thank molly s
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Richart is maybe a little eccentric, but he is trying to decrease adverse impact on our earth. There is much to be learned from this charismatic man. History is full of "forward thinkers" and he may just go down in history for his ideas. Everyone should try to decrease their carbon footprint and Richart is doing this daily.

2  Thank ScubaKarenB
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