Off the Grid on a Homemade Island

Published on Aug 7, 2016 by Great Big Story 

Floating off the coast of Vancouver Island, a 45-minute boat ride to the nearest town, is a sustainable island fortress complete with a dance floor, art gallery and garden. For artists Catherine King and Wayne Adams, this is home: a labor of love 24 years in the making.

5 thoughts on “Off the Grid on a Homemade Island

  1. I’m sure these two people worked hard to give themselves such an experience but just have to say I’m not in love with it. I mean, I’m all for off-grid, but personally, from that aerial view, I did not find it attractive. It did not appeal to my sense of aesthetics. Nature asks us to tread lightly. This appears to dominate – pretty much the whole cove and its surrounding greenery. Even the colors don’t blend or compliment. I have seen some floating islands that embellish the landscape rather than upstage it. So the concept has potential. Considering that this project was their life’s work, I wouldn’t want those island folks to see my opinions written here. It would probably hurt them. But still, I took the opportunity to plant a seed for Mother Nature and her exquisite beauty.


  2. I can’t put up a stupid swing set for my grand kids unless I get a permit and an inspection. You could never do that island in “Free America”

    1. BC is larger then WA, OR, CA and half of ID put together. There’s 4 million people….over regulation outside of urbanity does not apply….

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