Hello readers!

My name is Margy Lutz. I live in a float cabin on Powell Lake in British Columbia, but it hasn't always been so. 

I was born and raised in Compton, California. Compton is a suburb swallowed up by sprawling Los Angeles, but when I was a kid it had a small town feel. I grew up riding horses in the Los Angeles riverbed. I camped each summer with my parents who were educators with time off, but not lots of money. I also visited my grandparents who had rural acreage in Waterford, an even smaller town in Central California.

So, even though I was born cityfolk, I developed a love for the outdoors and adventure.  I married Wayne, a pilot and fellow adventurer. With our Piper Arrow airplane, we've traveled and camped throughout the United States, Mexico and Canada. That's how we discovered our new home in Powell River, BC.

Wayne and I became Canadian permanent residents in 2008 and live about 75% of the year in our off-the-grid float cabin home.  

You can read more about our lifestyle and float cabin living at the Powell River Books Blog. I also write about riding a quad (ATV) in the Powell River backcountry at Powell River Quad Rides. Wayne has also written a series of books called Coastal BC Stories about our lifestyle and adventures.

Margy Meanders is my newest blog. This is where I will share posts about topics including cooking, crafts, and travel (we do enjoy getting away even though every day at home is like a vacation).

Thanks for stopping by for a visit. Leave a comment or a question. I love hearing from my readers. -- Margy


  1. Nice to read your comment on my blog ,by the way I learnt to know you and will follow your blog , ciao

    1. Thanks for the follow Andrea. If you ever have a question please leave a comment on a post or send me a personal email through the link on my Contact page. - Margy

  2. How cool to have your own plane and live on a float cabin!!!
    I want to be you in my next life!

  3. Hi - I read Wayne's book "Up the Lake" because I have always been fascinated by the lifestyle and I wanted to know more about what it was like. I wanted to buy a place in PR and we went and seriously looked 2 years ago, but even then prices were getting beyond our reach. So then I started looking at floathomes. Right now I am in the middle of the Cariboo and the fires. The smoke/pollution is killing me. Was that you that made the comment on Chris' blog the other day? I have followed Chris for a long time. I have lived in the bush and rurally for most of my adult life, built my own home, homesteaded, etc. (grew up in Van) Time to look at living somewhere on the Coast again.

    1. Yes that was my comment, I met Chris several years ago when she came to Powell River for a presentation at our local library. I was honoured to have her stay with me in my town condo. There wasn't time in her schedule to go up the lake. Unfortunately, with the exodus from the big cities due to Covid, even float cabin prices have gone out of sight. And there aren't many on the market, so many prices get bid up over the asking price. We do get fires in our forests, but nothing like the interior. Maybe prices for land cabins and homes on North Vancouver Island away from the touristy areas are still affordable, or remote island, but they come with transportation and isolation issues. I wish you good look in our property search. If you do come to Powell River let me know. - Margy


Thanks for stopping by. Comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome. - Margy