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Shantyboat Life in England

I BUILT MY LONDON HOUSEBOAT - YouTube.clipular

A man shares his view of the canals of England. He is outfitting the boat with cast-offs. From YouTube: Originally posted 2015-05-01 05:01:40.
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Voluntary “Poverty”

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NBC News said: By Nona Willis-Aronowitz, NBC News contributor More than two decades ago, then-33-year-old Dan Price had a wife, two small children, a high-interest mortgage, and a stressful job as a photojournalist in...
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Dried Fruit Without Electricity

Dried Fruit Without Electricity

Dehydrating Your Own Survival Foods From the Prepper Project:  Drying foods is one of the oldest methods of food preservation known to man. With the invention of refrigerators, freezers, and home canning, dehydration has...
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Floating Your Boat – Musings on Wherewithal (Income)

Floating Your Boat – Musings on Wherewithal (Income)

  Well it comes in pretty handy on this planet, Pal! Tony Rice, speaking of Money   Money. Moola. Filthy lucre. I hate it. I want some!   The chain linking our culture to...
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More from Lifestyle

Tug Barge Combo

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Who among us hasn’t  has contemplated the idea of a tug barge combo? Every tug boat site I have ever come across that offers plans for amateurs promotes the idea of a tug/shanty/barge concept Surely...
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Hercules – an Able Micro-Cruiser

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The designer says: While trying to correct some longitudinal instability problems in a New Jersey pushboat (like a tugboat, but it pushes barges instead of pulling them) I looked at some quite different smaller...
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Triloboat Enclosed Cockpit

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From Facebook:  The problem is several-fold: 1) How to comfortably cover the cockpit without giving it a “closed in” feel, and yet keep weather back and water off; 2) How to provide for access-attachment...
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Seeking Feedback

20' Houseboat Rev 1 (1)

An open letter from John Martin: A while back I had sent you a plan view of my new 20′ houseboat for you to take a look at. Well I had a bit more...
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More from Ideas

Techniques

Hideaway Table

Hideaway Table

From Instructables: Cost: All materials cost around $60 from HD/Lowes/Habitat. All tools cost under $120 and were purchased refurbished online or used off craigslist. Fasteners: I recommend using all screws for the project. — All materials were salvaged from a previous project of couches as last apartment. Couch frames made the frame for the...

sweeps

Making Sweeps

A reader asked…. “I am in the process of trying to rig oar locks on a 24 foot aluminum shanty boat. Does anyone have any information on this endeavor. Pictures of different setup would be nice. I am building a rear deck to setup one oar system. And I will be setting up locks on...

And Now for Something Completely Different

RC Canal Boat

RC Canal Boat

Well… the idea of spending good money building a radio controlled English canal boat...

New Houseboat At Little Venice (1964) - YouTube.clipular

Houseboat At Little Venice (1964)

From YouTube.com:   This isn’t an especially affordable houseboat, but it’s fun to see...

Pods, Pods, Pods

Pods, Pods, Pods

  Thanks to Bob Walker. Check out the pod boats about 1 minute into...


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