Wayne Adams knew that he and his wife Catherine King couldn’t afford to pursue his woodworking artistry and make a traditional living, so 24 years ago they started building a floating home off Vancouver Island. Since then, it has grown to comprise 12 platforms, with four greenhouses and a dance floor, and more than a million pounds of material. The folks at Great Big Story took at warm look at Adams and in King in the video below; should you find yourself in the area, you can take a tour with Browning Pass charters.

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