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Monthly Archives: March 2016

London solitary’s hut

From the Daily Mail: Albert Pike lost his job and suffered a nervous breakdown, becoming homeless. But through his ingenuity, the 28-year old has constructed a makeshift shelter in a north London wood, gradually enhancing the hut’s amenities to include running water, solar panels, and vegetable garden. A trust that claims ownership of the property […]

Swiss nun quits hermit post

As reported in 2014, the Verena Hermitage in Switzerland had announced a job search for a resident hermit. The position called for a solitary who nevertheless could entertain visitors to the historic church and grounds and maintain popular interest in the centuries-old site. The administrators of the church and hermitage selected Sister Benedikta, but the […]