And other people are moving here to do the same, to sustain themselves with food, have clean air and clean water. It’s a very conscious choice to say no to the mainstream way of life and the rat race.Did anyone feel threatened by your decision to move away? People were bummed out that we were leaving, especially as we have these beautiful kids that they wanted to get to know.
’ So about a year later I bought it — I had to sell my farm, and then got the house and do all this work on the house for about 12 years. But it was just a bit too remote for us; it was so beautiful, set on a cliff right on the ocean, and we enjoyed a lot of aspects of it, like kayaking off the beach. But driving to town 45 minutes each way with little kids was a lot. We then decided to sell that house and move a little closer to town, and that’s the property we’re on now.
I came upon this town Powell River on the Sunshine Coast and fell in love with it.
We went kayaking, it was just so beautiful, and I was like this is all I want to do — kayak for the rest of my life.
But a lot of people — especially in light of what’s happening in the world and the unmentionable leader of the United States — are actually pretty envious of what we have.
I have to add though, that every time Tasha goes to Paris, she’s like “We need to move here! We’ve spent a chunk of time in New York recently, and when you see how resilient the kids are there you’re like “Ah, it would be amazing to live here.” We’re not doing it, but you know. Our kids are now at the age where they’re going to want to be a bit more social, and if we travel to cities with them they’ll get a lot out of it.