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Floating off the Grid: These Folks Made Their Own Island

Catherine King and Wayne Adams are artists. Their greatest creation? Their own island.

The couple have made a life, and a floating home, in what they call Freedom Cove off Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

The 500-ton structure is tied to the shore, no anchor. And the couple have to travel the waterways for supplies. There are no roads that reach their “little” haven off the grid.

Of course, the couple built a dance floor, along with the main house and gardens. And of course no power tools have been used as they built the island over the past 24 years.

Anybody else reminded of the movie Waterworld? Just a little?

Minus the Jet Skis and cigarettes, of course.

It would be easy to knock the lifestyle. But, come on. They hop in a canoe and fish when they want. They can even fish from the couch in their living room.

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Floating off the Grid: These Folks Made Their Own Island