In Canada, about half an hour by boat off the coast of Tofino, British Columbia, live Wayne Adams and Catherine King, proud owners and operators of Freedom Cove.
Freedom Cove is an incredible off-grid float-home and garden constructed in a very colorful and artistic way.
This amazing magenta and turquoise float home consists of about 12 platforms, supporting several wooden structures, greenhouses, and living spaces that are all interconnected through a wooden pathway system. During the winter months there is enough rainwater collected for drinking, and in the summer there is a fresh water source in the form of a waterfall just across the bay. A hen house once existed here as well, but there were too many predators with easy access to the hens, so Wayne and Catherine decided to give up on livestock altogether.
The common practice among fishermen is, sooner or later, to throw away the skin. Personally, I would be more inclined to use it as bait for fishing again, or use it as garden compost. But when someone brings a fresh catch into the Yup'ik village of Kokhanok, Alaska where Marlene Nielsen lives, her first question is, “What are you going to do with the skins?” The rugged, waterproof fish skin was traditionally used for storage or clothing. But knowledge of how to work with the material waned after the introduction of commercial fabric over 100 years ago. Modern fish-skin sewers have largely had to rediscover the skills. Salmon skin can be tougher than Gore-Tex or as soft as velvet. And everything you need to transform the scaly hide into a workable piece of clothing or storage container can be found in your kitchen – as Alaskan women show at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center in the Anchorage Museum.
I would love to try my hand at this unique skill if I catch a salmon. Naturally waterproof gloves or boots! 🐟🐟🐟
Cylindrical strawberries (pink flowers) are pretty and taste ok but I do prefer the normal types… these are growing in a small planter off our water tank.
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Geodesic domes Selfsustainable Floating city project 2012.
The floating city is a selfsufficient modular platform, made for testing technologies and aspects of selfsufficient living and prosperity/. The object is designed and made in such a way that it has no unwanted impact on the sorounding environment. Everything needed for a comfortable stay on the platform is provided for by rocket mass heaters, underfloor air curculation, aquaponic system, greenhouse, composting sanitation unit, filtered water and a comfortable living and working space for the inhabitant.