Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Up the Lake

Over the last several weeks, I've introduced readers to Powell River, BC. This week I want to invite you to come up the lake with me to see my real world. In 2000, my husband and I discovered Powell River while on a flying vacation to Coastal BC.

We returned in 2001 to look for property, but found something even better. Powell Lake has a unique floating cabin community. There are just over 250 cabins spread along the 300 kilometres of shoreline, all built on cedar log floats. Fortunately, the best cabin on the lake was for sale (at least we think so).

In the beginning, we could only visit our cabin on holidays and during summer vacation. Now we live there almost full time. Summers are great! The weather is warm, there's lots of sunshine (with a little rain in between to keep everything green), and you can swim and fish right off your deck.

But the winter is a special time at our cabin. It's more private, the weather is exciting and we love curling up in front of our wood stove.

This blog is mostly about float cabin living. I invite you to explore around to learn more about my world. Here are a few suggestions:

If you ever have a question, please leave a comment or send me an e-mail through the link in my profile. -- Margy


  1. You live in a great place there on the lake, we live in a rural spot here in Oliver, I would hate to live in a city.
    Does Wayne go to the Mt Kobau Star Party?, I am lucky living so close.

  2. Anonymous11:51 PM

    Your way of living is quite intriguing in many ways. How beautiful to live directly on the water, with many differing elements to experience. The views look good and you probably have a lot of wildlife to see and enjoy. I hope you are having a wonderful winter.

  3. Seems you have done what we here in Australia call a tree change. We did the same and bought a farm to stay at now and then, now our house on th emountain waits for us in vain, we like it so much here.
    You too have found your Nirvana on the lake. It is so hard to tear oneself away from a place one has come to truly love. Yours is very beautiful!

  4. Your cabin sounds wonderful!

  5. What a beautiful, unique place to live. I can see why you love it there so much!


  6. A cabin AT the lake is a dream. How much more it is for a cabin ON the lake. Lovely and charming. I would want to be there almost full-time, too.

  7. I have never heard of floating cabins. What a beautiful area to live!

  8. Ah, what a delightful way to live. I would most certainly give my left arm to live in an area such as this!
    It's beautiful!
    Mountain Retreat

  9. What an adorable floating cabin. When I lived on a sail boat on Lake Union, Seattle I met folks who lived in floating houses. Very cool.

  10. Anonymous11:44 PM

    Margy, I love your place. It looks simply enchanting. I hope you take some wildlife photos for My World so we can see your neighbors.

  11. Thank you to everyone for visiting my world up the lake. I will be sharing more about it in future weeks. Thanks for all the wonderful comments. - Margy

  12. Thanks for your visit. I have just been admiring your lovely home. We live in a really old house overlooking the Moray Firth in North East Scotland, just a short walk from the beaches and cliffs, can watch the sea from our window, I would hate to live in a city, look forward to reading more about your life.

  13. I have been reading the articles on this site for sometime. This is my first comment. Your blog has been very useful for me and it provides very good content and too informative and I have just been admiring your lovely home,Thanks.

  14. Anonymous4:43 AM

    ontario cottage rentals
    Excellent comments with interesting topics and very useful resources. Thanks for sharing.


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy