Due to the current situation in the world, most of the world’s population has been locked within four walls and isolated from live communications. But for one Canadian family, absolutely nothing has changed, as for nearly 30 years they have been drifting on a floating island.
Catherine King and Wayne Adams Island is located off Vancouver Island. “Freedom Bay”, as they called their man-made creation. Our heroes lived in the city, but still dreamed of the sea.
In the early 90s, the couple decided to radically change their way of life: they left a rented apartment, gave away all their belongings and began to collect recycled or recycled materials in order to build a house that would float on water.
The fact that they are completely cut off from the outside world and live in isolation did not scare the couple at all. They had had enough of the noisy city and the couple wanted to find peace in their houseboat.
One day, after a storm, the ocean threw some strong logs ashore, and Wayne assembled a platform for the island from them. The man did it with ease, because by profession he is a wood and stone sculptor. When the raft was ready, he pulled it ashore and began to build wooden buildings on it.
The complete version of the floating island weighs 450 tons. On a wooden platform are placed: a house, a dance floor, an art gallery, a workshop for making candles and solar panels, a waterfall with running water.
The nearest village is located 25 minutes by car from the island. The platform drifts freely, restrained by several cables attached to the shore.
The unusual environment of the spouses requires constant work. The couple claims that in this place, they became really happy.
There are 4 greenhouses on the island, in which our heroes grow vegetables. The man also likes to fish and they always have fresh fish for dinner.
Katherine starts her day with cleaning: the island quickly accumulates dust. After cleaning her house, the woman goes to water the plants planted in the greenhouse.
Wayne makes a fire every day to keep the house warm. The couple are constantly building new parts of the island.
Katherine dances in her spare time – she was a dancer, played musical instruments and enjoyed the view of nature. Seabirds and animals sometimes visit the couple.
Sometimes when spouses come to town, he tires them a lot with his uproar. They are often asked if they get seasick because they are on the water all the time. Our heroes respond that they feel good adrift in the ocean. They no longer like the earthly sickness that is happening on earth.