86-Year-Old Lives Like Robinson Crusoe (video)

Brendon Grimshaw, 86, has lived alone on the small island of Moyenne in the Seychelles in the middle of the Indian Ocean since he purchased it in 1962. Far from lonely, Mr. Grimshaw shares his paradise with 120 magnificent tortoises. In this BBC interview, Grimshaw offers a glimpse into his life — and what a life it is! Be prepared to smile.


Dale Overall

Marvellous, a life that so many of us would love to live and enjoy. The fascinating times he must have with the tortoises and island life. Wonderful and idyllic!

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

thanks for the info

Debra Griffin
Missy G5 years ago

Wonderful wonderful man!!! Hope he stays in great health for many more years!!! I also hope & pray he is able to bring on a few people who passion is as great to live out the year's with these amazing turtles
Thank you

Jane R.
Jane R5 years ago

He's a unique individual. He's created a beautiful place. I would miss electricity and running water (assuming he doesn't have it). Wonder where he shops for food for himself and the animals he takes care of? I did see a cat.

Sarah M.
Sarah M5 years ago

cool. what an awesome guy.

Kerri M.
Kerri Murdoch5 years ago

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous man
Fantastic beautiful and inspiring
Love the love he has for these magnificent creatures
I could definitely live there with them in peace and paradise
Great video thankyou v much

Carrie Anne Brown

thanks for sharing :)

Turid Kran
Past Member 5 years ago

I am deeply touched! We should all care for our environment the way this man does. Planting trees and protecting animals!

Fantastic guy.

Siti R.
Siti R5 years ago

does he need company?? i could use a break!

Patty Boytos
Patty B5 years ago

Guy doing good !