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Canadian couple takes to amazing floating fortress to get away from it all

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/13/2015 (4 years ago)
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Pink and green self-contained environment is self-sustaining

Wayne Adams and Catherine King  are an unconventional Canadian couple who have forsaken the bustle of city life with their floating fortress that they've named "Freedom Cove." Off the grid and self-sustaining, the pink and green floating home is a welcome respite from the demands of modern life.

Located off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia, Freedom Cove was built in 1992. The couple, who have two children, live in the home year round.

Located off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia, Freedom Cove was built in 1992. The couple, who have two children, live in the home year round.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (
4/13/2015 (4 years ago)

Published in Americas

Keywords: Self-sustaining, rainwater, floating fortress, art, gardening

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Freedom Cove houses wooden structures, green houses and living spaces all interconnected through a wooden pathway.

Located off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia, Freedom Cove was built in 1992. The couple, who have two children, live in the home year round.

Keep these beautiful rosaries nearby --

During the cold winter months, they collect rainwater for drinking. In the summer ,they collect drinking water from a nearby freshwater waterfall across the bay.

The two have several greenhouses in which the family grows fruit and vegetables year round. Electricity comes to the home through solar panels and photovoltaic energy generators.

Freedom Cove also has a lighthouse, many pots filled with plants and flowers and a collection of art made by its artistic owners.  

The couple decided to give up on livestock when they realized how many predators had easy access to their hen house.

The floating home they have lived in for more than 20 years has been an on-going and ever-changing project from the onset.

Adams and King, who is a former ballerina, live in a lively ecosystem with deer, wolves, otters and numerous coastal birds.

One type of animal in particular, 30-pound rats, seem to be the couple's biggest problem. Wayne said that the creatures often gnaw at the foundations of their floating home.

This does not keep the couple from doing the hobbies they love, which is making art and maintaining their beautiful gardens. Adams is primarily the artist in the family and King gardens.

King's carvings, which are usually formed out of fossilized ivory and mammoth tusk, but wood and other materials as well, have been displayed in shops and museums across British Columbia.

Many of their carvings and candles are on sale in the town of Tofino, which is about a half-hour boat ride away from their home.

King and Adams love visitors and give tours of the home to those who want to learn about the couple's journey of self-sufficiency. 


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