This Couple Spent 24 Years Building An Incredible Handmade Island

Posted on Aug 16 2016 - 1:16pm by Abi Smith
* Abi Smith for Planet Scenes August 16, 2016

A Vancouver couple have been building their own floating fortress for almost 25 years now and finally they think their sustainable village is complete.

Wayne Adams, 66, and Catherine King, 59 started constructing the handmade island, which is situated on the coast of Vancouver Island British Columbia, back in 1992 and 24 years later the couple finally consider it complete.

The pair grow and fish for their own food and get water from a nearby waterfall during the summer and from rainwater during the winter, making them totally self sufficient.

Their home, which has been named the “Freedom Cove,” consists of 12 floating platforms which are made up of a dance floor, an art gallery, a guest lighthouse, a studio for Adams and King, and 5 greenhouses.

Take an up close look at this incredibly unique home in the gallery below.

The Freedom Cove was founded in 1992


What started off as a dream has finally become a reality for the couple who wanted to live “off-the-grid”.