12/9/2009--San Juan Islands, WA, USA.
Nick Fahey, 66, lives alone in the cabin his father started building in 1939 in the San Juan Islands in Washington. Fahey's father bought the land in 1930 and started building the cabin in 1938 but Mr. Fahey continues to add to the home. He has lived permanently on the island since 1992. He has a son living in France and a daughter living in Seattle, WA.
The home is powered by 2 solar panels which charge a few lights and help to keep his mobile phone charged. Heat, including for water, comes from burning wood, which is abundance on the property. Mr. Fahey 'commutes' to the nearby town of Anacortes on his 1926 fishing boat, the 'Veteran', which he restored; unlike many of the islands in the San Juans, the island has no ferry service. The trip takes about an hour and is where Mr. Fahey buys supplies, checks his post box and visits his 99 year old father who lives in an assisted living home there.
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