Not that I’m looking to move to a tropical island anytime soon, but when winter comes along…sometimes it’s nice to dream about becoming an expat in paradise. Instead of dreaming, this is what Nate Olive of Atlanta did. After a few life changes, he moved to the beautiful island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, met an equally beautiful woman and opened up a sustainable farm and restaurant.
Nate and his wife, Shelly, also live in an interesting small home they’ve dubbed the Cozy Shack. In this episode of Ex-Pats by the Reserve Channel, the host mostly discusses Nate’s reason for becoming an expat, but the location and Nate’s home really caught my attention.
The Cozy Shack is made partly out of a shipping container and the bedroom with its elevated bed is outside. Nate and his wife sleep outside because he says that “nature makes the best bedroom.” The home’s electricity is provided by solar power.
Nate’s home, wife and life are beautiful, but be sure to watch the entire video, because his story is beautiful too.
Screen captures and video from Reserve Video