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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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Lord of All I Survey: Notes on the Chart

Lord of All I Survey: Notes on the Chart

Typical Chart of Tricky BitI hear that the ability to take in significant detail from a perusal of a chart is an acquirable skill.Not me. Not yet, anyway. But not for want of trying!One problem is that it's often wet, windy and wild just as we're negot...
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Building Mosquito Ghost

Building Mosquito Ghost

She wasn’t always called the Mother Ship. You see one day a friend of mine took her out for a weekend of boating with his 2 brothers and they spent a quiet Sunday afternoon launching clay pigeons off the sun deck and blasting away with their 12 guage...
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CompostingToilet Ruminations

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CHEAP COMPOSTING TOILET….After many questions of how we handle our “Toileting” aboard DIANNE’S ROSE, our “Tiny” Houseboat, it is time to explain. We use a Composting Toilet. It is the best solution for us and it could be an option for many. Not just ideal in boats but...
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More from Lifestyle

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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More from Ideas

Techniques

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”,...

Painting Boats

Painting Boats

A Shared Post from Triloboats!  Thank you Dave and Anke. A KISS of Paint ‘Tis Spring, and this young man’s heart turns to thoughts of… paint. Paint and painting goes hand-in-hand with boats and boating. Wooden ones, at least. Even the brightest, glossiest yacht sports a fair amount. Paint seals and protects wood, cleans...

And Now for Something Completely Different

Houseboats of India

Houseboats of India

From the YouTube clip:  Experience the Enchanting Houseboat cruise in Kerala Backwaters-unforgettabe for a...

Vardo Build

Vardo Build

Paleotool’s Weblog:  I can safely say that plans for this wagon began to formulate...

4 by 4 Houseboat

4 by 4 Houseboat

Youtube Says:  Paddling Home is a 4 x 4 house created by Kacey Wong....


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