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Simple Shantyboat Washing Machine

A Cheap and Easy DIY Washing Machine. Spin Cycle Included! - YouTube.clipular (1)

From TINY HOUSE LISTINGS: In this video I show you a cheap (about ten dollars) and pretty easy way to wash your clothes thoroughly, rinse them easily. Spin cycle included! For other DIY tips, ways of living simply and tiny houses for sale added daily, be sure to...
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From Triloboats: Bolger Remembered

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 http://triloboats.blogspot.com/:  From Dave Zeiger.  See also  www.TRILOBOATS.com Susanne Altenburger and Phil Bolger  “Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple.” ― Woody Guthrie “If you knew how much work went into it, you wouldn’t call it genius. ” ― Michelangelo Buonarroti  Phillip C. Bolger: In...
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Updated: What the Well-Dressed Frugal Liveaboard Wears

Updated: What the Well-Dressed Frugal Liveaboard Wears

See the extensive comment below. Pants.  All that I’ve read says that you can get by, if you have to, with one pair.  No thanks.  Ideally, I’d have room for three.  In our quest for an affordable lifestyle, perhaps a life on the move, we’d recommend pants that...
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Tools! What do you need?

Tools!  What do you need?

A Post From The Floating Empire... The blog of the design, construction, and launching of the vessel “Floating Empire”, an electrically driven paddlewheel boat utilizing recycled and repurposed materials and a mix of modern and 18th and 19th century technologies to reduce carbon footprint. The vessel is a tiny...
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Triloboats: Standing Room?

Triloboats:  Standing Room?

From Dave and Anke’s current build site:  http://abargeinthemaking.blogspot.com  Raising the Roof: How High Should We Go? The foot bone connected to the leg bone, The leg bone connected to the knee bone, The knee...
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Triloboats Shanty Design

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Dave Zeiger and Anke Wagner are truly living the shantyboat life.    Living in Alaska, their time on the water is limited to the warmer months, but their frugal and full life continues on land...
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Design Musing: Padre Island Skiff

Padre Island Skiff 24' top front

A Design Idea from Tim Rumbinas -Respectable nautical architects have tried their hand at shantyboat design. It’s a  compelling field. For one, it allows the architect to relax a lot. The most volume one...
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Rent a Shantyboat!

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Alex Pino (Tinyhousetalk.com) posted an article awhile back on Phil Thiel’s “Escargot”.  That article referred me to Bryan Lowe’s site (Shantyboatliving.com) and I was hooked.  Somehow, someway, I just HAD to have something that would...
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Techniques

Tools!  What do you need?

Tools! What do you need?

A Post From The Floating Empire... The blog of the design, construction, and launching of the vessel “Floating Empire”, an electrically driven paddlewheel boat utilizing recycled and repurposed materials and a mix of modern and 18th and 19th century technologies to reduce carbon footprint. The vessel is a tiny house barrel barge, simply built of...

Stitch and Glue Video How-To

Stitch and Glue Video How-To

Stitch and glue is a simple boat building method which uses plywood, epoxy glue, and “stitches” and eliminates the need for stems and chines.  Plywood panels are cut to detailed profiles and stitched together to form an accurate hull shape, without the need for forms or special tools. This technique is also called “tack and tape”,...

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...

Echo Barge Mystery

Echo Barge Mystery

First, it’s a mystery on the Thames.  Then… it runs aground! MYSTERY still surrounds...

Bow of Ship Becomes Cabin in the Woods

Bow of Ship Becomes Cabin in the Woods

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing:  The retired cement carrier Lewis G. Harriman was scheduled to be...


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