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Freedom Cove floating home
04-12-2015, 09:03 PM #1
Octo Mother Superior
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This is pretty cool

A Canadian couple have ditched busy city life to live on a colorful off-the-grid float-home and garden they've dubbed 'Freedom Cove'.

Wayne Adams and Catherine King created a completely self-sustainable float home consisting of 12 platforms that houses wooden structures, green houses and living spaces all interconnected through a wooden pathway.

The magenta and turquoise floating structure, off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia, was built in 1992, and the couple, who have two children, live in the home year round.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...ation.html

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04-12-2015, 09:19 PM #2
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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rofl.gif That is so typical of the hippies that live on the coast, I know a few myself. They invariably grow the best weed in the world.
04-12-2015, 09:50 PM #3
Octo Mother Superior
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Well they do have some nice greenhouses hyper.gif
04-12-2015, 11:38 PM #4
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Very nice greenhouses yes, nice little pad there.
04-12-2015, 11:39 PM #5
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Hey Shadow, do they have to pay any government fees and/or taxes to float there?
04-12-2015, 11:47 PM #6
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Not that I'm aware of, only slip fees if you're docked at a wharf.
04-13-2015, 12:20 AM #7
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I don't see a wharf, dock or marina anywhere around their floating home.
04-13-2015, 12:29 AM #8
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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They just anchored the ... the thing chuckle.gif in a cove and live there. I wouldn't think there'd be fees or taxes of any kind. Are you imagining yourself in the lifestyle now? It would sure be a nice one, done properly. If you're interested in that sort of life, look for 'The Curve of Time' by Wylie Blanchet. It's a pretty good read.
04-13-2015, 12:41 AM #9
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I don't know - yet - if I can give up my creature comforts.
04-13-2015, 04:28 AM #10
Cynicalabsurdance Member
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Unique

using discarded 50 gallon plastic drums
and discarded wooden pallets

you can build the platform for dirt cheap .

actually , you can build a really nice house like that , for very cheap
04-13-2015, 05:39 PM #11
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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Thanks Rog, but you have left out any and all creature comforts.
04-14-2015, 01:16 AM #12
jaydoom i am doom
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(04-13-2015, 12:29 AM)Shadow Wrote:  They just anchored the ... the thing chuckle.gif in a cove and live there. I wouldn't think there'd be fees or taxes of any kind. Are you imagining yourself in the lifestyle now? It would sure be a nice one, done properly. If you're interested in that sort of life, look for 'The Curve of Time' by Wylie Blanchet. It's a pretty good read.

thanks for the info
04-14-2015, 01:49 AM #13
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(04-14-2015, 01:16 AM)jaydoom Wrote:  thanks for the info

Just guesswork jaydoom, the coastal lifestyle is pretty relaxed unless you own land. But a tent or a camper or a boat parked some where, they leave you alone.
How's it going there?
04-14-2015, 04:15 AM #14
jaydoom i am doom
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(04-14-2015, 01:49 AM)Shadow Wrote:  
(04-14-2015, 01:16 AM)jaydoom Wrote:  thanks for the info

Just guesswork jaydoom, the coastal lifestyle is pretty relaxed unless you own land. But a tent or a camper or a boat parked some where, they leave you alone.
How's it going there?
it goes well , my business is finally picking up , had a birthday , with out any major catastrophes, which is new , usually my day sucks.... thanks for asking , wish the coast down here wasnt so dam over populated ,id love to just pop up a camper som where for a while and just live peacefully ya know? how you guys doing in the north ?
04-14-2015, 03:17 PM #15
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(04-14-2015, 04:15 AM)jaydoom Wrote:  it goes well , my business is finally picking up , had a birthday , with out any major catastrophes, which is new , usually my day sucks.... thanks for asking , wish the coast down here wasnt so dam over populated ,id love to just pop up a camper som where for a while and just live peacefully ya know? how you guys doing in the north ?

Happy birthday! wine.gif Pretty quiet here, my work is seasonal and I get March April and May off which is nice. We've had a really nice and very early spring, that California drought extends right up to BC, we've had no snow since Jan. There's always a price to pay for a climate like Florida's and that is every one wants to live there. I'll stay with the bitter winters though, not sure I could function in a city rofl.gif



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