In 1992, Wayne Adams and Catherine King decided to go live off the grid. The began building a floating home about half an hour (by boat) off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia. As of today that home has expanded to include 12 large platforms covered by living spaces, green houses, lush gardens and plenty of docks. Painted in notably vibrant magenta and teal hues, the couple call their self-built island “Freedom Cove”.
The resourceful couple and their two kids spend their days collecting rainwater for drinking in the winter months and freshwater from a local waterfall in the summer. They manage to get their electricity from solar panels on the roof, while much of their fruit and vegetables come from the greenhouses and planters that line the self-sustaining island.
The project took the couple nearly 20 years to complete, but you can’t deny that they have set up a nice little utopia to call their home.