Talk about off-the-beaten-track. With spectacular settings, incredible views and more peace and quiet than you could ever imagine, it's not hard to see why anyone would want to live in one of the world's secluded settlements.
Cut off from the world and with little electricity or WiFi, the residents of these remote communities might not care for the latest technology when they have their own part of a canyon, a tropical island paradise to themselves or their own floating village on a lake.
Fancy a visit to a secluded spot? In South America, mystical desert oasis Huacachina is located around five hours south of Lima and has just 115 residents but is an excellent place to ride Peru's sand dunes. For somewhere even harder to reach, take a trip to the island of Tristan da Cunha, an active volcano with rare wildlife including rockhopper penguins and the Yellow-nosed Albatross. It's located 1,750 miles from South Africa and can only be reached by sea on a seven-day boat journey from Cape Town.
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