This is the story of a couple who built their very own off-grid island. They’ve been living there for over 27 years now, and have added on quite a bit to it. It’s called Freedom Cove in Tofino, BC.
It all started with a tiny floating cabin they built with driftwood that washed ashore after a storm. And since 1992, they have been living in it and adding on to it. Pretty incredible, isn’t it? Please enjoy the video below from Exploring Alternatives for the full story.
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They Built a Floating Tiny Home, and Just Kept Adding Onto It!
At first, it just started with a tiny house…
But as time went on, they kept adding this and that.
Now, it’s basically a floating estate with everything you could ask for!
VIDEO – 27 YEARS Living Off-Grid on a Self-Built Island Homestead
“I was inspired by birds. They’re the ones who go around and build nests without permission.”
- Island is now known as Freedom Cove
- It’s a super-rare place!
- It’s home to Catherine and Wayne in Tofino, BC, Canada
- They built it as a man-made floating island
- It’s a homestead, art exhibit, and home
- It all started with a small floating home built using wood that washed ashore after a storm
- They’ve been here (moved in) since 1992
- Gradually, over all the years, they’ve added on (more buildings)
- They’ve built a greenhouse
- Outdoor dance floor
- A floating farm to grow their own food
- They used as much reclaim material as possible
- They use solar, generator, propane, and firewood for energy
- They operate a floating gallery
- Learn more below!
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