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Floating city

A married couple of 20 years lives on full support in a houseboat with vegetable gardens, dance floor and art gallery

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Canadian couple Wayne Adams and Catherine King have been living on full self-sufficiency in a houseboat off Island for 20 years. Vancouver. The 12 platforms house a dance floor, an art gallery, a guest lighthouse, studios for Adams and King (he's a woodcarver, she's an artist), and five greenhouses. They eat only what they grow in their own vegetable garden and fished from the ocean. Electricity used to be supplied by 14 solar panels, but a recent storm knocked them out and forced the couple to switch to a small generator that generates 3,000 watts - enough to keep all the lights on for 12 hours.

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