Randall Munroe humorously proclaims that he'd want to live in an example map in a geography book;
That means that the geography varies wildly in a small area.
Assuming the following:
- This is on Earth or an Earth-like planet.
- For the sake of this question, use the exact map above, including the location of the house.
- The map is to scale (i.e. even though there's no explicit scale, the implicit one is consistent).
My question is threefold;
- How could an area with this geography come to exist?
- Preferably naturally, but artificially is OK.
- Can this area be stable? For example, will a flood irreparably change the landscape?
- Would the area marked "my house" be livable, assuming it's self-sufficient or able to access a nearby town?