Thursday, June 11, 2020

#ThrowbackThursday: Float Cabin Video by faircompanies.com

The wall at Hole in the Wall, Powell Lake, BC.
It was an honour for Kirsten Dirksen of faircompanies.com to take my raw photos and video clips to create a YouTube movie of our life on a Powell Lake float cabin and post it on her *faircompanies website.

Click on the image below to see her production called Off-grid float cabin: retirement tiny dream home in BC wilderness.





A water-access only float cabin location.
In 2012, Kirsten invited me to participate in one of her excellent video projects. I filmed at the cabin using my old point-and-shoot Canon Powershot 710.

Then I used Dropbox to transmit the large files all the way from Powell River to Kirsten, who lived in Barcelona, Spain, at the time. Kirsten edited everything into the professional production you see above.

Because of her strong following, we have received over 1,700,000 views and over 1,700 comments in the last eight years.

Coming home, satellite Internet, our work raft and woodshed.


I never get tired of my front porch view.
Kirsten is well known in the YouTube world for her off-the-grid and tiny homes videos. Here are some ways you can link to her works.

Kirsten's YouTube Channel
*faircompanies YouTube
*faircompanies.com
Twitter @kirstendirksen
Kirsten on Facebook

Thank you Kirsten! You really captured the essence of life up the lake. -- Margy

42 comments:

  1. That was amazing Margy. I loved it.
    I hope to see you some day soon.
    Love and Hugs Betty

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  2. Very well done Margy - it certainly captures "up the lake"!

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    1. Hope you are well. I miss your Powell River posts. - Margy

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  3. Wow! Thanks for sharing your home and beautiful surroundings. It was very well done.

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  4. Very cool. I had never heard of these before. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. We hadn't either before we found this one on vacation in 2001. - Margy

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  5. What fun! I feel as if I've actually had a visit there and have met you both! Loved it...

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    1. Narrated videos are even better than pictures. - Margy

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  6. Great video! I loved the detailed explanation of the composting toilet. I've been wondering how those worked.

    A lot better than climbing 4 flights of steps up an icy cliff in midwinter!

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    1. The compost toilet and Wayne's chainsaw are the most frequently segments for comments. - Margy

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  7. Very interesting video Margy. You guys gotter made.

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    1. I often wonder how you are doing with your place. - Margy

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  8. A great video, Margy, and such a wonderful way to celebrate your life.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting this week. - Margy

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  9. Great job - thanks for sharing your home

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  10. Love your front porch view
    MB

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    1. It is so great. I love to watch the changes through the seasons. - Margy

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  11. Good morning, Margy... It's time for walking through Bloggerland. Visiting each other.

    Thank you for sharing this Video. Interesting how you life on a float cabin. Remembering me on the fantastisc holidays on the River Shannon in Ireland.

    Stay healthy and well.
    Happy MosaicMonday

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    1. That's what I like about blogging, visiting each other. - Margy

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  12. Hello, The video is awesome. I love your floating cabin, the views are just stunning. What a fun time, it must be living there. Enjoy your day, have a happy new week!

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    1. It is a lot of fun. Chores don't really seem like work. - Margy

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  13. Your float cabin off the grid home is amazing, you even have a float garden! I so enjoyed seeing where you live it looks like the perfect place for you and Wayne.

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    1. The floating garden was the only way we could have fresh produce. We have no rights to use the shoreline, and it is a tall granite cliff that doesn't lend itself to growing crops. - Margy

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  14. Thank you for this tour. It was most enjoyable! Have a wonderful week!

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  15. I loved the video, so extremely interesting. My husband and I have often talked about doing exactly what you are but I'm not sure I could do it permanently, he could. But I'd love to give it a go.
    Dawn aka Spatulas On Parade

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    1. We do travel in addition to our cabin life. We go to town at least once a week and out in our boat or riding on our quads. That keeps life interesting. - Margy

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    1. Thanks. I did the raw footage but Kirsten put it all together wonderfully. - Margy

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  17. Thanks Margy for this post. You know, following your story now for I don't know how long, I just love the way you keep developing and sharing.

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    1. Thanks Phantomrijder. I guess part of it is the former teacher in me. - Margy

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  18. Bravo Margy. Happy mosaic Monday.

    I am #19 on the mosaic Monday linky today
    And i am inviting you to join my linky on Sundays where i ask what's your Sunday like


    Muchđź’–gillena

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  19. I enjoyed watching the Youtube video about your float cabin house, Margy. You and your husband are excellent narrators and it was so interesting to see how you garden. The swimming bear was fun to see. They don;t try to come up on your decks I hope--I know bears are always on the hunt for food. After watching your video the next one is about homesteading in Brooklyn, NY--my old stomping grounds--so I'm going to watch that next.

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    1. Thanks. Narration is hard for me even though I was a teacher by professions. - Margy

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  20. Margy - I have been telling my husband about your float cabin for a long time, and so the video was the perfect opportunity to SHOW him. Thank you. He admires it so much, and wants to know about the quality of the fishing! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday, my friend!

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    1. Glad the video gave you a more indepth look at the cabin. It has been fun working with production companies over the years to make videos and TV shows. - Margy

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  21. So very wonderful. Thank you for sharing Wayne and Margy. :)

    Be well.

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We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy