Independent Businesses

From the island’s traditional fisheries, to art, construction, innkeeping, and fashioning gourmet chocolates, businesses on Isle au Haut are intimately connected to the passions and interests of individual islanders. The most successful ventures on island have started because one person had an idea and ambition. While the island is short on BIG box stores, it has high speed internet, reliable power, and unbeatable boat service. With a location that inspires ingenuity, and a community of neighbors who know how to lend a hand, Isle au Haut offers a unique opportunity to create a cottage industry. The island’s balance of tranquility and outdoor allure also make it an excellent (and literal) location for a remote office.