Today most of people are locked up in their apartments, houses or offices. But one Canadian family decided to abandon a suffocating city. Really valuing freedom, they've been adrift on a floating island for almost 30 years.
Catherine King and Wayne Adams' island is named Liberty Cove. The couple used to live in the city, but they always dreamed of the sea.
In the early 90s they decided to change their life. King and Adams moved out of their rented apartment, sold all their possessions, and started collecting recycled materials to build a house on the water.
Catherine and Wayne weren't discouraged by the prospect of being completely cut off from the outside world and living in seclusion. On the contrary, they were fed up with big city life and wanted to find peace in their floating house.
One day, after a storm, Wayne built a platform for the island out sturdy logs thrown ashore. The man did this with ease, for he was a professional wood and stone carver. When the raft was ready, he started building wooden structures on it.
The full version of the floating island weighs 450 tons. The wooden platform features a house, a dance floor, an art gallery, a workshop where candles and solar panels are made, and a waterfall with running water.
The nearest village is in a 25-minute drive from the island. The platform drifts freely, held by several cables attached to the shore.
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Although couple's unusual home requires constant care, King and Adams claim to be truly happy in this place.
The island is equipped with four greenhouses, in which our heroes grow vegetables. Moreover, the man likes fishing and they always have fresh fish for dinner.
Catherine starts her day with cleaning because the island quickly accumulates trash. After cleaning her house, the woman goes to water the plants in the greenhouse.
Wayne makes a fire every day to keep the house warm. The couple is constantly building new areas of the island.
In her free time, Catherine, a former dancer, does workouts, plays musical instruments, and enjoys nature. Seabirds and animals occasionally visit the island.
When the couple occasionally visit the city, it tires them out a lot with its hustle and bustle. They are often asked if they get seasick from being on the water all the time. Our heroes answer that they feel fine drifting in the ocean. Moreover, having spent several hours ashore, they want to return to their cozy home as soon as possible.
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