Off the Grid on a Homemade Island
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Off the Grid on a Homemade Island

August 19, 2019


(bright music) – [Wayne] Thank you very much. (Catherine laughs) – I’m Catherine, and
this is my husband Wayne. – I’m Wayne, and welcome to Freedom Cove. We live in a secluded cove. The only options we have
to get here is by water. There are no road accesses. The water is our highway. – [Catherine] Everything that you see here in our home is floating. We are tied to shore with lines. We are not anchored. We have our main living house, we have the dance floor,
the lighthouse building, four greenhouses. As I started to grow the
garden and make it larger, then we had to have more
space for that garden. – Everything’s done with
a handsaw and hammer. No power tools. I know every board and nail by name. It’s about 500 tons. A million pounds that I’m floating. I’ve been building tree
forts since I was seven. And I said, “Well, Dad, “I’m putting a tree fort in the ocean.” No, when I go to town I get landsick. – Mm-hmm. – The thing about living
in Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island is it’s the richest biomass on Earth, so the opportunity to
fish for dinner is big. I just get in my canoe and paddle out, in 10 minutes I can catch a fish. But when it’s windy and
too rough out there, I can lay on the couch
and fish out of the house. I was hoping to make a lot
more money as an artist, so subsistence living
was our only opportunity to have anything as artists. We could never buy real estate, so we had to make our own. It was a great opportunity to actually move away from the city, to see if we could prosper out here. Now 24 years later, we’re still doing it. – I can’t imagine living any other way. I feel completely fulfilled. – (laughs) That’s good, hon. (Catherine laughs) That’s really nice. I’m working on it. (bright music)

100 Comments

  • Reply Ashlee Caston August 16, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Who needs the world when you have each other 🙂

  • Reply Soylent Green August 16, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Someone still holds the deed

  • Reply Brittany Sherida August 16, 2019 at 4:22 am

    I can only imagine the peace they get there

  • Reply Howie Mandel August 16, 2019 at 4:40 am

    They are so damn in love, and it’s adorable.

  • Reply A G August 16, 2019 at 4:59 am

    A large wave comes through it’s over.

  • Reply Ms. Congeniality August 16, 2019 at 5:49 am

    She is a pretty hot old lady

  • Reply PS_Ultra 100% August 16, 2019 at 6:33 am

    Wow!

  • Reply guganga12 August 16, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Psycho pupka

  • Reply fighting 101 August 16, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Damn, that's awesome!!

  • Reply Shareem Ibitsfala August 16, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Good to see them polluting the water! That algae stuck to their floating turd isn’t natural there.

  • Reply PunchUp Coin August 16, 2019 at 8:33 am

    This couple are what I aspire to be <3

  • Reply Secret Soul August 16, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Wow….its wonderful..they do it by themselves and enjoying it… Doesnt matter if it not living like others do, as long as they are happy and want that kind of life thats more than enough.

  • Reply John Cordova August 16, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Garbage flotilla, that when they die will be left behind, as just garbage.

  • Reply Pounce August 16, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Thats SOOOOO cool!

  • Reply Mike D August 16, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Where do they take a shit

  • Reply O iii August 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    a bunch of floating non degradable materials in a lake! wow! so natural! really great for the environment. what happens when they die? who cleans this up? this whole structure is extremely self serving and not natural, especially for people who seem so hippy-esque on the surface.

  • Reply Danielle Smallwood August 16, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Is it the best place to be on the Walking Dead????? Rick could have made it work 🤔😂

  • Reply Dima 44 August 16, 2019 at 8:29 pm

    If a zombie apocalypse ever happens, they’ll be the last 2 survivors

  • Reply Anthony Fig August 16, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    If you rent a room and don't pay they just throw your luggage in the River.

  • Reply mermaid99 August 16, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    This is scary what happens if you get too old and can no longer boat to shore or what if you need medical help. Its cute and eccentric in theory but in actuality no.

  • Reply Lawrence Taylor August 16, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    Complete peace…

  • Reply G7 RangeTECH August 16, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Awesome! Gosh, I miss the island!!

  • Reply Bum fungus August 16, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    China wants to know your location

  • Reply Comic_Hail August 16, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    Minecraft irl

  • Reply nowthatsurban August 17, 2019 at 12:42 am

    This needs to be longer!

  • Reply Goto Hellenwaite August 17, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Beautiful home and lifestyle! I would to love to live like this. Surrounded by nature and her beauty ahhhh . You two have built nirvana.

  • Reply Adi Mehta August 17, 2019 at 12:49 am

    These people are my heroes.

  • Reply cammer thyme August 17, 2019 at 1:14 am

    I wish Wayne Adams had of taken Katherine kings last name when they married. Wayneking

  • Reply Thicc Dream August 17, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Am I the only one thinking about how we gamers play sky block in Minecraft for a challenge they took to the next level

  • Reply vjm3 August 17, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Take solace in knowing that you might be a Yuppie, but you'll never, EVER, be "I built my own floating island in the middle of a river" Yuppie.

  • Reply 2Dumb2Show August 17, 2019 at 3:35 am

    Real question, is it legal what there doing? Like did they buy the land or did they just set up shop there?

  • Reply Michael Grey August 17, 2019 at 3:41 am

    We have the dance floor…shows her doing some bullshit she can do anywhere.

  • Reply ImagiTrax August 17, 2019 at 3:53 am

    People are cool sometimes

  • Reply ggdolla August 17, 2019 at 8:59 am

    damn i wish that these guys had a youtube channel or their own tv show

  • Reply LIGMA August 17, 2019 at 10:29 am

    wait till it rains hard

  • Reply ZENGURU 1111 August 17, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    That's living, I wish you were my friend so I can visit, lol

  • Reply Eat a Dic August 17, 2019 at 1:46 pm

    853 urban idiots !

  • Reply K3nGi August 17, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Throws a house party…

    Only 2 people that own a boat turn up

  • Reply 717 famous August 17, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    America would be trying to tax you for that 😂😂

  • Reply J S August 17, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    What happens when the water freezes over in winter? How do they survive in the colder temps?

  • Reply splendor Inthegrass August 17, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    the ending. listen ladies. she's fulfilled despite her not probably wanting that lifestyle but this man dragging her there and he still isn't fulfilled. men are disgusting

  • Reply Joe Soprano August 17, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Yeah bro, but what are you and your wife going to do when you guys pass away because as you know you are both not spring chickens

  • Reply Shaka Zulu August 17, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    So peaceful. Living with the land not against it.

  • Reply sosweetbaby4 August 17, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    Beautiful totally beautiful away from society and poison minds just plain Nature heals everything in the soul ❤

  • Reply Rick Toles August 17, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    But, where does your poop go?
    😒💩🤔

  • Reply zelda waffles August 17, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Literally my dream

  • Reply SO What August 17, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    What happens if it rains heavy and there are strong currents in the river…

  • Reply Will S August 17, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    looks like a couple of racist to me

  • Reply April King August 17, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Love this!

  • Reply An2nio Productions August 17, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    EPA must like this. A floating greenhouse! Plus a house, how much more environmentally friendly can you be? Nice.

  • Reply 706 August 17, 2019 at 10:34 pm

    How do they socialize

  • Reply smoknn77 August 17, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    cuckoo cuckoo

  • Reply MASTER YODA August 17, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    What's sad is most people can't fathom how people lived without utilities and lighting coming from grid during the colonial days of America. We are spoiled.

  • Reply Daniel goff August 18, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Whatever floats your boat or in this case island

  • Reply The A Train August 18, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Why do humans have to put such an eyesore amongst such beauty

  • Reply Cole Sweinhagen August 18, 2019 at 12:57 am

    all hand and saw, even though isn’t that some power tools at 1:17?

  • Reply Volcryn Darkstar August 18, 2019 at 1:25 am

    Ghosts of the Aztecs who built Tenochtitlan: "Not bad, kid."

  • Reply Tatiana Avalos August 18, 2019 at 1:28 am

    This is my Dream! Far awaaay from alll the f**kery.

  • Reply FlyLike Jordan August 18, 2019 at 2:56 am

    I wanna be like this with my boo

  • Reply Lazyneko 90 August 18, 2019 at 3:14 am

    The crocs made this a lot more wholesome for me idk why

  • Reply Dan August 18, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Does Acid once

  • Reply randy roberts August 18, 2019 at 4:43 am

    No power? I see a generator , some DeWalt battery packs , yellow cables , a chain saw , gas cans and several deep cycle batteries….but hey.. like I said. no power tools or power. They may have forgotten to edit 1:16 in for a few seconds and we could have bought the whole story, kit and caboodle.

  • Reply Dan Odden August 18, 2019 at 4:46 am

    Keep in mind guys they don't have electricity.

  • Reply Generic Name August 18, 2019 at 5:14 am

    Those dang hippies

  • Reply Kamalakrsna Devi August 18, 2019 at 7:24 am

    tied to shore / no anchor ?? why say/mention that ?? makes me wonder if it is 2 du w/some kind of law

  • Reply Lázaro Olier August 18, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Is mosquitoes a thing there?

  • Reply Savage Sooner August 18, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Sick perverts!

  • Reply SilentGAMERZ August 18, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Technically this is not homemade. Homemade is made in your home so this is not homemade because you cannot make a house in a house

  • Reply Kenton Hughes August 18, 2019 at 11:57 am

    He is blessed to have a woman share his dream life. Most women will not give up their electric hair drier and local supermarket.

  • Reply Good Things Are Coming August 18, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    How about the waste? Like toilet waste?

  • Reply Patricko A August 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Luxury life…I love it…

  • Reply Waster Zumbody August 18, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    I just want to be contented and be at peace like this

  • Reply Qu33nsWorld Ignit3d August 18, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    UHHH VID TOO SHORT… WOULD'VE LIKED TO SEE MORE….

  • Reply thomas ghigliotty August 18, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Crazy Jews that want to be recognized for their bizarre destroyed way of living

  • Reply Im a Douchebag August 18, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Fishing in ur living room that’s dope

  • Reply Athena R August 18, 2019 at 8:21 pm

    They are not living off grid it wouldn't be on tv if they were

  • Reply Jimmy Soto August 18, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    What a time to be alive.

  • Reply Hughujkb Kilhhhfbhgyre August 18, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Let me guess, both democrats..
    Good job guys👍👍

  • Reply Desiree Sanders August 18, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    I live by Vancouver! Can i come visit pleeeeaaase!?

  • Reply hertense coote August 18, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    Wish the video was longer

  • Reply Sergio Alcantar August 18, 2019 at 10:57 pm

    Does that mean they create the laws on there human made island? Interesting. Lol.

  • Reply Daniel Embree August 18, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    How relaxing !

  • Reply Cryptid Four August 18, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    Seen this on ifunny

  • Reply juhut toboe August 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    crazy ass man

  • Reply Anthony August 19, 2019 at 12:53 am

    I wonder how this construction handles heavy storms.

  • Reply Mac Kinnon August 19, 2019 at 3:17 am

    Filthy polluted lake thanks to Kathy and Rain

  • Reply John August 19, 2019 at 4:31 am

    The dream

  • Reply McgarickWAstate August 19, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Well, somebody's got a trust fund!

  • Reply Roseemerald Sapphire August 19, 2019 at 7:39 am

    Awesome🌹🌹🌹☺️☺️☺️

  • Reply thewaywardpoet August 19, 2019 at 7:59 am

    They're living the life I want. Haha, what an enlightening and entertaining video!

  • Reply YourPalHDee August 19, 2019 at 8:22 am

    That's just about the most beautiful thing I ever saw. I wonder if they have children.

  • Reply Lee Wiks August 19, 2019 at 8:32 am

    Shrooms is the only left missing.

  • Reply Derpy Smile August 19, 2019 at 10:36 am

    Please someone help I’m trapped on this boat and been here for 2 years now I got kidnaped by these 2 elderly folks and I live under the old mans bed and they never let me out please someone save me

  • Reply Evil GOD Joe August 19, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Where do waste go, into ocean?

  • Reply Demetrius Middleton August 19, 2019 at 3:50 pm

    The most industrious Couch Potato ever! My dude fishing from the sofa!🤣🤣🤣🤣 go head man, I ain't even mad at you!

  • Reply Mel Man August 19, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    PEACE 😁🙏

  • Reply Dracon BMX August 19, 2019 at 4:58 pm

    Must be hard for your family to visit you eh

  • Reply G L 1 T C H August 19, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Lol fishing from the house just like in minecraft.

  • Reply Emily Cali August 19, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    No thank you

  • Reply T2's EpicTravel August 19, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    I wish I could build one.

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