Years ago, Wayne and Margy Lutz paid $30,000 for a tiny float cabin in the wilds of British Columbia.
"It cost about the same as taking a fancy cruise," says Margy, who figured the investment would offer a stress-free retirement compared to their home in LA.
She was right: The couple have lived off-grid for years, and relish every moment spent on their scenic but modest-sized property.
"Living in a 675 square foot cabin with water access only is a bit unique," she told Fair Companies in a video, but for me and Wayne it's perfect."
"Welcome to Hole in the Wall," says Margy. The Lutz's cabin, which sits on Powell Lake, was modeled after others dating back to the early 19th century.
Back then, loggers and fishermen used them as makeshift homes. The Lutz's bought the home in 2001 after "falling in love" with similar cabins on a camping trip.
The cabins are constructed from large, buoyant cedar wood logs. The Lutz's log float was originally a helicopter landing pad.
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