As stay-at-home orders due to the ongoing pandemic have forced many of us to learn to love solitude and become reacquainted with our homes, one couple's life has remained virtually unchanged.
Ten miles north of Tofino, British Columbia, off the west coast of Vancouver Island, Catherine King and Wayne Adams live on a sustainable, floating compound. It's called "Freedom Cove," a labor of love, hand-built using recycled and salvaged materials. It's been their home for the past 29 years.
Freedom Cove is a 25-minute boat ride away from the closest town, and don't even think about hopping in a car. "The only option to get here is by water," Adams says. "There are no road accesses. The water is our highway."
Welcome to Freedom Cove, a sustainable island fortress floating off the coast of Vancouver Island.
While there are lines that tether the compound back to the shore, it is not anchored to the ocean floor.
When you arrive, you're immediately greeted by bright magenta buildings with dark turquoise trim. An archway of whale bones welcomes you in.
The compound has everything you could possibly think of and more: a dance floor, an art gallery, a candle factory, four greenhouses, six solar panels, and access to a small waterfall that provides constant running water.