Spend Less & Enjoy More in Panama. Panama stands out among the world’s expat destinations because it offers solid infrastructure and First World amenities…close to North America. And when it comes to value and variety, Panama can’t be beat. Here, you really get what you pay for…never less. A little money can buy you a lot of luxury. And even if you’re living on a pension, life here is easy, breezy, and fun. There are parts of Panama where one can live on $1,000 a month, all told. Places where you’ll find few cons and plenty of pros, from pretty views to friendly locals. Where you feel miles away from the First World capital—though, truly, the country is so small, you’re never far from the city. Places where you can live a good life.
Freedom Cove is a rare and very special place. It’s a man-made floating island that acts as a homestead, an art installation, and a home to Catherine and Wayne in Tofino, BC, Canada. The project started with a small float home that was built using wood that had washed ashore after a storm, and since moving into it in 1992, they’ve gradually added new buildings, greenhouses, and an outdoor dance floor to create a fully off-grid, floating homestead where they can grow most of their own food, earn a living as artists, and reduce their environmental footprint.