Freedom Cove, a curious floating and sustainable island in Canada

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Are you fed up with the materialistic world and capitalist In which we live? Well, if you set your mind to it, you can run away from it. A Canadian couple has shown it. We are referring to Wayne Adams and Catherine King, a retired sculptor and dancer who one day decided to build their own floating island in order to flee from the life that most of us have had to live, which consists of working and consuming.

This amazing floating island is located near Tofino, in British Columbia and, among other things, it is surprising for being self-sufficient. It has also been built by this couple in their sixties, who have never dedicated themselves to the world of construction. In fact, they have commented on more than one occasion that they have done everything with a saw and hammer. Would you like to discover more details about this amazing place? Well, we recommend that you be very attentive to what we tell you next!

A place where many have created settlements

British Columbia is the westernmost province of Canada. 75% of its territory is mountainous, although only 5% is cultivable. One of the most surprising things about this place is that many people who follow alternative currents have entered this place to create their own settlements and, thus, be able to live in contact with nature. Among them we highlight Wayne Adams and Catherine King, who not only created their own settlement, but built a self-sufficient island: Freedom Cove. They did so after navigating some of the tributaries of the place, as they were completely fascinated by the landscape.


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In a spectacular setting

Wayne and Catherine began building the island in 1992. At first it was a small settlement consisting of a tent and a gas stove. However, over the years they have managed to make their dream come true ecological of creating a self-sufficient island. In addition, they have done it in a tremendously beautiful place, which can only be accessed by boat. The island weighs about 500 tons and is held steady by ropes that are tied to the closest trees.

Everything they need

They have everything you need to be able to live autonomously and, best of all, without having to give up comfort. Thanks to the panels photovoltaic, they can produce clean energy. In addition, they obtain water from the rain and a nearby waterfall. On the other hand, it is important to keep in mind that they eat fish and organic vegetables and fruits produced by themselves. In fact, they produce leftover food to supply their guests. Best of all, they barely generate waste.

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How is the island

Freedom Cove consists of 12 platforms interconnected to each other via wooden walkways. On these platforms you can find five greenhouses, a lighthouse, a garden, a dance hall, an art gallery, a shed with a generator, a study and rooms for themselves and their guests. The striking colors used to paint the different elements that form it also stand out on the island, among which fuchsia stands out. Although, as we have mentioned, they feed on what they produce, this pair of artists sells their works of art and part of their harvest to be able to obtain income in case they have to face unforeseen events. Then we leave you with our Gallery, where you will find more images of this self-sufficient floating island located in Canada. Do not miss it!

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