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Living in Ten Foot Boat

Chapter 1 - YouTube.clipular

Adventure Sailing:  I love what Manie is doing.  He is one brave guy with an amazing mission. From YouTube:  Two months in my own private little paradise and loving it. Working out in the...
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Adventure Sailing: Manie

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From https://maniehjbotha.wordpress.com/ Well folks this update is a bit overdue. But when you look at the photos you will understand why. Building a boat like this is a serious amount of work. I am sitting...
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Adventure Sailing: Setting Up for the Build. Pt. 1

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What to do when you are ready to build?  The first order of business is to set all things in order, and there are a lot of things in a boat build. The shop...
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Adventure Sailing: Review: Plans are… pretty good.

Adventure Sailing:  Review:  Plans are… pretty good.

Getting new plans is exciting.  Christmas as a kid, that’s what it is like.   Or, it’s like the day you get a new dog.   So much hope, so many dreams. After an...
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Trawler Conversion Shantyboat

Trawler Conversion Shantyboat

U.S.A. Registered. Pilothouse trawler conversion – a professional conversion that offers “all the comforts of home”. She’s a warm and comfortable full time live aboard. All top quality appliances included. Legal liveaboard slip in...
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Lloyd’s Blog: Elegant and Tiny

Lloyd’s Blog: Elegant and Tiny

Bonjour Lloyd! The creativity of micro-architecture is always amazing. This elegant and movable cabin – named Zenzeyos (”be zen”) – can be put on blocks, on stilts (up to 15 meters high), or on floats. (It...
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Original Design Houseboat Build

Houseboat Build Vol. 1 - YouTube.clipular

From YouTube:   I could not find a houseboat that was functional for my family so I decided to build one from scratch. I am very excited about how this project is turning out...
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Liveabord Sailboat? What Size?

Liveabord Sailboat? What Size?

From the Website Sleeping with Oars: Question: What size sailboat makes a comfortable home? This is my largest concern—I want a lot of space, but I also want to make sure that I can...
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And Now for Something Completely Different

Paddellac Sidewheeler

Paddellac Sidewheeler

From the website:  The Paddellac ROY * AL is the brainchild of Roy Chenier & Allen Piccolotti, both of Pacifica, California. Roy and Al have a long history together, going back to childhood, encompassing 50 years of friendship and creative carpentry, along with nautical know-how. The idea to build a paddlewheel boat came to...

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Wheeled Mini “Water Bed”

Thanks to ShantyboatLiving.com “reporter” Dave Shemano. If you long for an adventure like Huckleberry Finn might take, but want better accommodations than a plank of wood, Royal College of Art graduate Daniel Durnin has got just the thing. The Water Bed, featured at SustainRCA 2015, is meant to offer a break from the busy shuffle of urban...

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Wes Modes: Good Article

This is a pretty good article.   The person can write, and makes this...

ANOTHER SHANTYBOAT-FISHING FROM THE SAILBOAT - YouTube.clipular

Another Journey

From YouTube: I had a friend stop by the boat to ask me to...

California artist takes shantyboat down the Tennessee River - YouTube.clipular

Wes Modes Video

A compilation video of part of the shantyboat journey of Wes Modes, Benzy and...

The Problem with Big Boats

The Problem with Big Boats

“Every year, boats are getting bigger and bigger.” Numerous people told me this on...

Journal: At the beach

Journal: At the beach

When you live with someone every day you don’t notice the changes. Their size…...

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Wes Modes TV Story

Each year Wes goes out in his shanty he gets the press involved.. to...


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