SELF RELIANT LIVING ON A REMOTE ISLAND (full tour)
There’s a lot to be said about self-reliance and minds far greater than mine have already written extensively on the subject. But I think Gandhi summed it up nicely when he said, “Everyone wants to be strong and self-sufficient, but few are willing to put in the work necessary to achieve worthy goals”.
Soo damned true!
There’s tremendous freedom to be found in self-reliance, but it does require a lot of work. Which is why we admire those who are working hard towards it. And occasionally, we meet some truly inspiring characters who have indeed achieved worthy goals.
The Sheen family on the remote island of Nomuka are now among our faves. Dave, Tris and Dior have built a unique off-grid, animal-filled, and self-sustainable home. They are incredible sailors, explorers, nature lovers, and thankfully they are not camera shy.
Join us for a look into what life is like on the remote island of Nomuka in the South Pacific. Complete with climbing trees for food, swimming with horses, and cooling off with a cold coconut at the end of every day.
You can learn more about Dave, Tris & Dior on their website https://www.whalediscoveries.com/our-story and get social with them on insta: https://www.instagram.com/whale_discoveries/
AND, Dior is a future award-winning chef!!! She has an Instagram page dedicated to her delectable, island-grown yummy bytes you will want to check out. That way you can say I discovered her in her early days, before she became famous.
Inspiration & Help Needed
As if the Sheen family wasn’t nice enough already, they have helped create the NICE Society (Nomuka Island Conservation Environment Society)
A community-run society created for the people and environment of Nomuka. They are undertaking huge projects to help tackle local issues like rubbish, animal welfare, and protecting the marine environment. You can learn more about the society and inquire about donating or volunteering on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nomukaislandconservationenvironmentsociety/
The Comedic Extra’s
They may ask for a retraction but I am gonna share Tom and Cyril’s Instagram too. Because if you find yourself in Tonga anytime soon, you should bring them a bottle of rum in exchange for a few stories.
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Definitely going to visit these guys as soon as we can travel again!!
beautiful way of life….we envy you and are happy for you…..we love simple life in nature and this is paradise.
how do we go and visit and spend a week with you quietly….
Huguette et Jean from Montreal and NY…..
What a great video! Love this one so much!
Thank you, thank you, thank you. What a wonderful video. The people are so nice. The setting was so wonderful. The animals were so happy. Thank you for bringing that to us. It makes me think about what the Earth made new will be like. Paradise all the time!
(By the way, you need to know that cloudflare is starting this annoying problem with hCaptcha on your site. I must now jump thru hoops to reach your videos. Evidently they only want people from certain areas to view your content. So very sad. Take back control!)
What a great way to live! I’m sure it has its challenges but well worth the hard work and ingenuity to overcome them. Especially with having horses! Do they have internet at their home, or do they have to travel into town to an “Internet cafe”? Thank you and to the Sheen family for giving us a glimpse of paradise!
Good day to you all, out at the Sheen’s.
The Sheen’s really have it all where they are. What a great place to stay and live. ✨✨
I just wanted to say that is an excellent picture of Nikki, Tris and the Horses in 4 or 5 feet of ocean water.
I like the ocean and I like horses but I rarely see them together. I like seeing the horses deep in the water, where water is not their familiar environment and the trust they exhibit while in it.
I find it energizing, exciting and I feel it is an Awesome event. That event probably happens weekly at the Sheen’s Off-Grid Homestead. 👍
I did not see this picture before for some reason? I really like it though. Thanks much,
wow i got lost in space & time immersed in this paradise 🏝 it was like “calgon take me away” i had to snap back to reality 😊 thanks for sharing – love the lifestyle
Incredible, inspiring story. I am easily influenced watching this. I wish I saw this or knew about this 10 or 20 years ago.
They knew what they wanted and they went and got it. What a great, rewarding life. So many things to consider. I would just rather drop them all and go!
The only thing that matters is making a move towards this lifestyle dream. Never saw a horse do that. It reminded me of a Camel on the way down.
All those animals were having fun. Reminds me of an actual, old Doris Day movie filmed on a farm with happy animals.
Congratulations, Sheen Family on your achievements there. You probably did not realize what you created gradually happened over the years. Awesome Reality…
Thank you and Best to all,
Would love to get a sense of:
What a story. What a video. What a family.
What a great life you guys have!
Keep on going and having new adventures!
It is hard to believe they started with nothing and built a beautiful home for themselves. Amazing!
Loved the horses playing in the sand. I think that is a first!
Safe travels. Hugs from Texas.
sandra and frank
so interesting…you hear and read about it all your life, but to actually see it is just wonderful, and they’ve apparently done it quite well! (living off the grid)
Glad I got my weekly fix of THE WYNNS but man your making my feet itchy. I have reached out to the Sheen family & have promised myself to get my family to Tonga. Its been on the wish list for far too long. Now its at the top of the page.
What a wonderful, interesting, video. I certainly enjoyed the island tour. Paradise. Excellent.
As always, y’all continue to inspire. Thanks for sharing this with the world 💜
Totally LOVED this video! What wonderful people you meet on your adventures. Thank you for sharing. Made me smile for sure 🙂
Loved this video. Amazing to see how you can really live off the grid with hard work. I checked out their website. That would be an awesome trip seeing whales on the live aboard. On my bucket list.
What a tremendous video!!!! So uplifting! Looks like paradise! The family are so environmentally aware and they have such respect for Mother Nature – just like you guys. Awesome way to spend a Sunday – Thanks for sharing. Stay safe! 💖⛵️💖🏝
Wow it sure is nice to see that some people have made life as perfect as can be…what a super place and thanks for sharing
You have to wonder how long Dior is going to stay there. She looks close to being ready to move on.
You guys appear to be really good at life. I may need to re-evaluate my own strategy.
Thanks for the beautiful video.
I hadn’t realised that something was missing in my life until just now. Watching two people discuss with obvious pride their composting toilet was a moment in time which will not easily be erased. Thank you !
Being thousands of miles from all the problems here in the US, it’s refreshing to unwind with you guys.
Those horses…gorgeous. Free to roam, play in the water and brush off in the sand. True paradise.
The composting “competition” in the bloopers was a keeper 🙂 Had a great laugh out of that one.
Cheers to the whole group!
That looks live a lovely place and a great peaceful way of life. I am sure it is hard doing it, but the rewards look so amazing. The horses, dog, cat, chickens and people all look so healthy and happy.
Norman J COOK
NIKKI: I have stated previously YOU and your spouse are the perfect marriage in hand and mission, as you travel through life, and as your voyages on Tera ferma
And now on the 3/4 of the blue fluid of H2O , you should next capture the Earth via The Wild Blue Younder! I suggest you
Learn to fly Electric Gligers and film document the Eatrk from above. YOU BOTH have a amazing ability to capture our planet and Nature from a astounding
Perspective. As a College Professor and a Certified Flight Instructor [CFI] would tell you that you two both were born to be
“Journalists ” telling a story of US & Now.
I worked with National Geographic to train their photo journalists in training them on such expositions as the photo documentations of the Ganges River and the Egyptian desert. Let me comment you both are over qualified to take flight
Abs use that perspective to capture this World we live in. I ENCOURAGE you at the end of this voyage to consider you plot your next ship be an Airship on a new blue.
PS I no longer teach FLYING at 74 but do
assist younger students in both Sailing ( catamarans) and piloting their talents .
I wonder about ownership of the property these self-sustaining islanders have. Are there taxes or leases or something?
All land in Tonga is owned by the King and can only be given as a grant by the King or leased.