Charles and Barbara live with their three children in this home on an island just off the coast of Maine. The biggest problem they had when they bought it was the fresh water supply - the previous owners had benefited from a well, which no longer existed. However, they managed to have pipes fastened to the bottom of the sea and connected them to the water supply in the nearby town. They have no electricity so there are many oil lamps in every room. Most of the furniture are lightweight pieces such as wicker as it hard to bring heavy ones over from the mainland.