Off the Grid on a Homemade Island from Great Big Story on Vimeo.

Plenty of us live without a car, but most people don’t do it because they’re living off the grid on a homemade island. Artists Catherine King and Wayne Adams live on a man made island that floats off the coast of Vancouver Island, 45-minutes outside of the nearest town. The island fortress includes everything from multiple greenhouses and a dance floor to a working stove and a spot to fish from the couch. Who wants to help us build our own island?

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.