This eco-friendly couple built their own island paradise

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For Wayne Adams and Catherine King, life is quite literally a paradise.

Located off the coast of Vancouver, Canada, this couple spent 20 years building this floating island home. They call their island "Freedom Cove," and pride themselves on sustaining an eco-friendly environment.



The couple began building their home in 1992; and now the "Cove" has become an awe-inspiring tourist attraction.


Interested to learn more about this impressive island oasis? You can take a tour with Browning Pass Boat Charters and "immerse yourself in a world of creative energy and good spirits."

So we want to know, do you want a "Freedom Cove" of your own?



Doesn't this make you want to take a vacation? Here are some more reasons to take a vaca (as if you needed another excuse):
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This eco-friendly couple built their own island paradise

It's easy to come up with reasons NOT to take your summer vacation, but click through to learn the 5 reasons why you should!

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1. It's good for your health.

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A study in 2000 showed that men aged 35-57 who took regular vacations were at a much lower risk for coronary heart disease than those who didn't.

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2. You'll have more energy when you get back.

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Research from the University of Pittsburgh and Radboud University showed that upon returning from a vacation, people had more energy in their everyday lives.

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3. It's good for your relationship.

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A Wisconsin Medical Journal study found that women who took vacations were happier in their marriages and less likely to be depressed.

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4. It's great for your career.

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According to The Huffington Post, "well-rested brains are often more creative and insightful at the workplace."

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5. You'll be happier overall.

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National Geographic says that the more time you spend relaxing and doing things you love, the happier you will be in life in general.

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