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Off the Grid on a Homemade Island

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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. SUBSCRIBE: https://goo.gl/vR6Acb Follow us behind the scenes on Instagram: http://goo.gl/2KABeX Make our acquaintance on Facebook: http://goo.gl/Vn0XIZ Give us a shout on Twitter: http://goo.gl/sY1GLY Come hang with us on Vimeo: http://goo.gl/T0OzjV Visit our world directly: http://www.greatbigstory.com This story is a part of our Human Condition series. Come along and let us connect you to some of the most peculiar, stirring, extraordinary, and distinctive people in the world. Great Big Story is a video network dedicated to the untold, overlooked & flat-out amazing. Humans are capable of incredible things & we're here to tell their stories. When a rocket lands in your backyard, you get in.
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Josie Whales (4 hours ago)
This is so damn cool
Drake9Draconiangar (6 hours ago)
there is a reason we have housing regulations. these idiots are poisoning the water they live over and the rest of you dreamers are too ignorant to know better.
Drake9Draconiangar (6 hours ago)
just to let you all know. no.... this is no epic way to live. there is probably mold all over that place and not to even mention the maintenance from water damage. this place is one storm or household problem away from ending up under water. I dont believe for one second these people have been out here for 25 years.
itre bebag99 (14 hours ago)
The Humble Hooligan (15 hours ago)
So that’s where the survivors of Waterworld went!!
jason lu (17 hours ago)
landsick ROFL. give this guy a mic.
propjam2 (19 hours ago)
Wow just like Waterworld. Or lake world!
T Bird (1 day ago)
Please can I move in?
S Pagaduan (1 day ago)
Wasn’t this in that x men movie ??
Jeree Sinclair (1 day ago)
Unless they're feeding a small country they don't need THAT many greenhouses to sustain the two of them.
Jeree Sinclair (4 hours ago)
😂 did I say "expert"? Have a nice day.
Drake9Draconiangar (6 hours ago)
wrong but you think what you want. you're the expert after all.
Rishabh Goyal (2 days ago)
How do they get electricity? Since 24 years?
Asad Ullah (2 days ago)
i wonder where are all the poo ..urine goes. we human made a mess everywhere we go
Merv EMP (18 hours ago)
Asad Ullah they most likely use it to fertilize their crops
D.A. Hill (2 days ago)
So f-n cool
Hill Monica (3 days ago)
In the US the code enforcement would fine you for living off the grid, improper facilities and boat registration. Soon the fines would excede the value and you would be forced to to disassemble and move to land. They would continue the witch hunt until you were charged and in jail.
Mason Ragotskie (3 days ago)
Its a shame it looks like a huge trash pile from up above :/
Progressive Demagogue (3 days ago)
Looks like a gypsie shit hole.
sean maccormack (3 days ago)
I know every board and nail by name absolute hobby madness lol.
Andy hoff (3 days ago)
What about medical or dental care? Off the grid, ha! "Well honey, gonna have to go in town for tooth paste and toilet paper. "
Tink Tink (4 days ago)
Well when zombie apocalypse comes they'll be safe zombies cant swim lol
Thicc Boi (4 days ago)
The other amazing thing here is that they aren’t divorced
DeltaLou (4 days ago)
I bet it's real nice in the winter.
Anthony Martines (5 days ago)
G. T (6 days ago)
That's a Life!!!!!
Allen Murgondy (6 days ago)
Marijuana came to mind, for sure.
TheWhiteDeath (6 days ago)
It looked like a garbage dump from the sky. I clicked on it to see how they trashed this beautiful land. After watching it's pretty cool.
Sagar Sheth (6 days ago)
Can they informed a guy named Sagar wants get adopted pls. I'd love to be thr:) I don't need money just happiness
Ya Boi (6 days ago)
Gotta have a dance floor...ye thats a must
Patrick Roeser (6 days ago)
I'd go and party there for a night.
Liam Duk-Stolting (6 days ago)
This would make the coolest Airbnb in the world
Stacy Pappas (6 days ago)
Now you know what bank robbers do with their loot.
lpoolck (6 days ago)
Living the dream!
liza3rds (6 days ago)
Imgaine that island full of stoners (:
Dill Humpston (6 days ago)
Reggie Johnson (7 days ago)
Starts off with a cynical ass question. You’re not normal! We judge and hate!
Dream World (7 days ago)
How happy they r !! 😊 Hapiness can't b bought.. I can see happiness on their faces.. 😊❤
Nick Hamlin (7 days ago)
It's so cute! But what about 10 years down the line when they can't get around like they used to, need assistance and have no real home to retire in? The government, you and me basically, will have to pay for these two to die because they were irresponsible ass clowns in their earning years!
Jannette Marshall (7 days ago)
How amazing is that? I would love to fish from couch. How could their island be accomplished?
Celestehelloo Celestehelloo (7 days ago)
Is it all the government/rich folks who unliked this video?
Madd Genome (7 days ago)
This is amazing
Crate Baptist (7 days ago)
Frank Williams (7 days ago)
Well it used to be a beautiful river. Now it looks like a garbage dump. That’s what disgusting hippies do🤷🏻‍♂️
Ethan Hutchison (8 days ago)
This is like island tycoon irl
Steve Sweetwater (8 days ago)
Can't believe Canada would even let them do that.
Ján Švasta (8 days ago)
*Home* made island Seems legit
Joshua Fox (8 days ago)
After this show, the gov will be there soon to collect their well earned tax money.
Roland moreno (8 days ago)
The poop is floating
MilanoRedEJ8 (8 days ago)
Him: Come over to my house for dinner His wife: Here's the address Alexa: I've sent directions to your phone Tesla: You have arrived at your destination Me: *sees floating pile* Aight I'mma head out
Hussain Mirahmadi (8 days ago)
You're brave enough to live a life most of us only let ourselves dream about .
Hussain Mirahmadi (8 days ago)
I'm glad this man could find a woman to rock with .
Corey Marshall (8 days ago)
I knew it was a White couple when I read the title.
World Fish Cutting (9 days ago)
You know that they are only increasing, and there are some good things
Darrren Betker (9 days ago)
No electricity yet the lights are on and running water......i call bullshit!!!
Faanofonofo Lautusi (9 days ago)
This is what it takes so theres zero possibility of cheating on each other 😂😂😂
bartbutkis (9 days ago)
Seems like a nice couple. 😊
x13x Monkeys (9 days ago)
When you guys are ready I will take over and continue your legacy❤️🇨🇦Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island:)
Donelle Chasten (9 days ago)
How is this legal... do they own the cove
Stijn Timmers (9 days ago)
Haha guess you have never been to *FLEVOLAND*
My Youtube Comments Are Now Shadow Banned (10 days ago)
....& this is my husband Wayne... & I'm Wayne & this is... >.<
Michael Strickland (10 days ago)
Perfect untouched land ruined by a pink painted garbage dump.
D Toohey (10 days ago)
What a fucking eyesore. Looks like something left after a hurricane. I hope it sinks ya fuckwit. All he needs now is a couple of old cars and he's set. I'm guessing he ate paint chips as a kid. Living off grid is fine, but this is just a fucking mess,floating around, with all their turds bobbing along.
J L (10 days ago)
Let me guess she's a Vegan..
Robustus (10 days ago)
So its legal in canada to build a floating structure and tie it to shore? He made a point to say it’s not anchored,as if that would be illegal.
Lean W Keys (10 days ago)
IheartLolaTV (10 days ago)
I’m land sick too I feel his pain, I can imagine the peace they must have
Sajid Ali (10 days ago)
Do you ever get seasick No when ever i go to town i get landsick
Catherine Trammel (10 days ago)
It looks like a floating dump in the middle of the lake. All those flashy colors should never have been used. You should have taken the time to blend into the scenery.
Catherine Trammel (7 days ago)
And it would be nice if they would clean the accruing moss around the parameters of the fort. It's no different if they were living on a boat in the ocean and having to clear barnacles from the bottom of hulls. He could install a couple of circulation pumps as well. The waters looking stagnant.
Catherine Trammel (7 days ago)
I don't wish hate or failure on the wankers, but with all his carpentry skills he needs to blend in better.
Frank Williams (7 days ago)
They are filthy hippies
D Toohey (10 days ago)
Exactly. I hope it fucking sinks.
Deepak Raj (10 days ago)
Dream life living
Michael Howell (10 days ago)
Geo Metro8888 (10 days ago)
But do they have Jesus Christ as their Savior? Only then will you be complete.
Robustus (10 days ago)
I don’t need Jesus Christ. I have Jesus Lopez in my bed every night. Sodomy rocks!
JMP Podcast (10 days ago)
Meh. Looks like a shantytown
Flower (10 days ago)
This is how I’m tryna be but you playing
Dionicio Ysassi (10 days ago)
That's amazing. Good for them.
Gay Chicken Nuggets (10 days ago)
This is amazing
medellinproperties (10 days ago)
What are the taxes on that garbage heap? No EPA in Canada? This shit has to be illegal as hell...not that I care, just making conversation....
Rhonda Heggs (10 days ago)
Hunter Kowalski (11 days ago)
This is peak hippie shit
rgarrison1819 (11 days ago)
Now that's Good Living!
Nicholas Anane Frimpong (11 days ago)
In two decades. A legend will tell this story as the haunted homemade island
calum burke (11 days ago)
Wayne is my spirit animal
Total Nonce (11 days ago)
OK CNN, I watched it now leave me alone
Ford R (11 days ago)
Elvis Presley coined the phrase 'Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine'
Seamus Wood (11 days ago)
Dylon Jackson (11 days ago)
Why could this possibly have 1k dislikes???? This is so fuckin awesome
Reuben schwalger (11 days ago)
So these guys dont fortnite?????
niospartan (11 days ago)
Pretty sure in the U.S. the government would come armed and destroy the island and charge the couple for using federal land or something. Land of the free and all that.
eric young (11 days ago)
Why with social media people always posts stupid comments. What i just seen was incredible. What mankind is able to accomplish.
Brendon G (11 days ago)
This is bullshit. What if everyone decided to make a mess like this in a beautiful place?
Andrew S. (8 days ago)
Brendon G you’re and idiot lmao this is literally all humans do
Jake Wilson (9 days ago)
Brendon G Although I see your point, that’s what we’ve been doing since the dawn of man. Finding pretty places, finding places with a good supply of food, and making our homes there.
scott2228 (11 days ago)
Good for u. Look happy!!! That’s what matters.
Max Headroom (11 days ago)
Floating cesspool Beautiful location turned into a floating dump
ROUGETOBY (11 days ago)
Off the grid, except 4.3 million people now know
J W (11 days ago)
Do they need a neighbor
Robert Vazquez (11 days ago)
This is the peace and happiness everybody needs, not fame and fortune
Derpian 250 (11 days ago)
I need to visit there is looks like fun
cloud 9 (11 days ago)
One of the koolest things I’ve seen
stefanocts (11 days ago)
How does he get the electricity?
Gavin Nash (11 days ago)
1:21 Do ever get a sea sick? No! But if I get to the town I get land sick lol.
Wonderful way of living
Guess 123 (12 days ago)
I would love to be able to rent your basement for my mother-in-law 👀
Deleted (12 days ago)
Should have kept your secret.
DAR1776 (12 days ago)
I can smell them from here