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This family lives on a floating fortress of greenhouses in the middle of the ocean

Stashed in: Ecology!, Canada, Homeless, Canada, Housing

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Their floating home and garden system includes about twelve platforms, supporting a number of wooden structures, living spaces, and greenhouses—all interconnected through a wooden pathway system. The rainy winter season takes care of the water supply during colder months, while in the summer the majority of their supply comes from a waterfall across the bay.

The couple also used to have a hen house on the property; however their ambitions were spoiled by the increasing attention they received from predatory sea-animals in the area. The electricity is also largely supplied through solar panels and photovoltaic energy generators. The numerous greenhouses produce veggies and fruit all year round, allowing Wayne and Catherine to be completely self-sustainable. In fact, this system has been sustaining itself for the last 20 years.

Wild! Can you imagine living on a floating fortress of greenhouses?

Yes!  Imagine falling asleep to whale song after harvesting your veggies and fish, in happy exhaustion.

Wait, there are whales? Are those the predatory sea animals in the area?

I was thinking eagles or otters because British Columbia  and because I have not heard of whale-on-chicken violence.

Yeah, predatory sea animal that like chickens is drawing a blank for me too.

Btw I renamed my Green stash. It is now called Ecology!

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