This floating fortress of sustainable living floating on the coast of Vancouver Island British Columbia goes to show just how wonderful living off the grid can be. Wayne Adams, 66, and Catherine King, 59, built these man-made islands together in 1992, and have been growing and fishing for their own food ever since.
The floating island home, which they’ve named “Freedom Cove,” consists of 12 lake floats that include a dance floor, an art gallery, a guest lighthouse, a studio for Catherine King and Wayne Adams, and five greenhouses. The self-sustaining settlement has half an acre of land for growing edible crops. The couple gets water from a nearby waterfall during the summer and from rainwater during the winter. An array of 14 solar panels had powered the settlement but recently switched to a generator after these broke down.
When they aren’t working on their sustainable off-grid lifestyle, they still manage to keep busy; during the summer, visitors come from nearby Tofino to experience the family’s sustainable lifestyle. Adams is also a carver, while King is a painter, dancer, writer, and musician.
Wayne Adams and Catherine King began building Freedom Cove in 1992
The constantly evolving off-the-grid floating home includes an art gallery, a studio, a dance floor, and 5 greenhouses
They get food from half an acre of gardening space
Water comes from rainwater and a nearby waterfall
They used solar panels to generate electricity, but they broke down recently
It all began with a winter storm that blew down some trees
King and Adams used the lumber to build the first part of their floating home
It now has 12 floating platforms
Catherine Adams, 59, is a musician, dancer, writer and painter
Wayne Adams is a carver who supports the couple by selling his sculptures carved out of wood, fossilized ivory and mammoth tusk
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