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Shantyboat Kicked Out

Shantyboat Kicked Out

From Statesman Journal. The owner of the vessel was served notice of trespassing by the Department of State Lands earlier this month and was given 15 days to move at least five miles on the Willamette River, remove the vessel from the river or relocate to an authorized...
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River Maneuvers

River Maneuvers

Alluvial (River) Flats... Light blue is dry-out zone, deep blue is deep water.  It had been a beautiful, but stormy autumn. We'd been heading down Lynn Canal / Chatham Straits, a 200 mile long wind cannon, after visiting with my Brother's family n...
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Report From Diane’s Rose

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We have been out enjoying DIANNE’S ROSE, our “mini” shanty/camp/houseboat, for more than a month now. It’s proving it’s self to be very successful with literally swarms of people asking to have a closer look when at the launch or busy anchorage. Those are not the places we...
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Boat Plans: Choices Made and Not Made

Boat Plans: Choices Made and Not Made

So it looks like we’re building a boat. Not merely throwing a bunch of shit on the deck of a couple pontoons, or strapping a bunch of barrels together, but making a boat. You know, one of those things that floats in the water and has things like...
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More from Lifestyle

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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Fisherman’s Wharf Charmer

Fisherman’s Wharf Charmer

From Tiny House Blog:  On our vacation a couple of weeks ago we stopped in at the city of Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. When we walked into town we walked by...
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Barrel Boat Shanty – The Build

Barrel Boat Shanty – The Build

I got an email today:   We’re creating a paddlewheel shantyboat, mostly of discarded or repurposed materials, set to launch in the end of May.  The boat is electrically driven and utilizes both modern and...
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Party Barge Converted to Houseboat

Party Barge Converted to Houseboat

Youtube:  ”S.D. Sea Moore. 24ft pontoon stripped and custom 8×12 cabin built using cypress tree from the Tar River.Special thanks to C R Moore! This is the most photographed boat on the Tar and...
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More from Ideas

Techniques

Don’t Neglect Your Boat

Don’t Neglect Your Boat

Boats can age too. Maintain your boat’s fitness and don’t let it wreck your retirement By Ear to the Ground – From the Washington State Department of Natural Resources website The love affair between people and their watercraft is legendary. Thousands regularly bring their vessels to the shores of Puget Sound and the lakes of...

Hi/Low Tech Stoves

Hi/Low Tech Stoves

  In the third world, much of the cooking is done around open, wood fires. We shantyboaters, living as we do in a third world of our own, can benefit from recent innovations in stove technology. Their workings are high tech, but their construction is low tech (or appropriate, if you prefer). One of...

And Now for Something Completely Different

Eco Homes: Uboat, houseboat

Eco Homes: Uboat, houseboat

Eco Factor: Solar-powered houseboat recycles waste. For those of you who have had the pleasure...

Aquapod

Aquapod

From the Web: Hammacher Schlemmer made good on its promise to offer “the best,...

How Small is Too Small? 9 Tiny Feet

How Small is Too Small? 9 Tiny Feet

Michael Jantzen designed a house (using Google SketchUp) with nine-square feet of floor space....


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