How a Couple Spent 20 Years Building An off Grid Floating Island
How a Couple Spent 20 Years Building An Off Grid Floating Island
Wayne Adams and Catherine King, a Canadian couple, took self-sufficiency to the next level by building “Freedom Cove,” a floating island located about 30 minutes by boat from Tofino, British Columbia. Adams, a former park ranger and sculptor, and King, a retired dancer, carver, poetry and multimedia artist, started building the island in 1992. Platforms were joined together to create the floating island, which features a greenhouse, lighthouse, living quarters and dance studio. Solar panels and energy generators supply the electricity to the structures of the island, and the couple uses water from natural sources in its gardens. Adams and King sell their artwork and fruits and vegetables produced on the island to make their living. They live on the island their floating island all year long with their children, leading self sufficient lives. They have been residents of “Freedom Cove” for the last 20 years. Participants from bear and whale-watching trips frequently tour the island.