Freedom Cove, a curious and sustainable floating island in Canada

Are you fed up with the materialistic and capitalist world we live in? Well, if you put your mind to it, you can run away from it. A Canadian couple has proven 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 escape 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 at no time have 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 a 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 below!

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 arable. One of the things that is most surprising about this place is that many followers of 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 also built a self-sufficient island: Freedom Cove. They did it after navigating through some of the tributaries of the place, since they were completely fascinated by the landscape.


In a spectacular setting

Wayne and Catherine began building the island in 1992. At first it was a small settlement made up of a tent and a gas stove. However, over the years they have managed to realize their ecological dream 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 in place thanks to ropes that are tied to the nearest trees.

All they need

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


How is the island

Freedom Cove consists of 12 platforms interconnected with each other through wooden walkways. On these platforms can be found 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 island also highlights the striking colors used to paint the different elements that make it up, among which fuchsia stands out. Although, as we have told you, they feed on what they produce, this couple of artists sells their works of art and part of their harvest in order 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!