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Wiltshire Liveaboards

Wiltshire Voices  Live aboard boaters   YouTube

From Youtube, a video series about living aboard narrowboats.  While these boats are palatial by most shantyboat standards, the pace of life is not. “Wiltshire Voices provides an insight into the lives, hopes and...
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Videos: Recent Shantyboat Trip

Videos:  Recent Shantyboat Trip

From the Editor:  I had a request to share these.  Feels a bit odd on one or two of them, but it does give you a glimpse into shantyboating as a weekend lifestyle! Day...
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How Little Could We Spend?

How Little Could We Spend?

The average American spends just over $6 a day on food.    Or so said one government study in about 2005. That’s $2190 a year. Now that is shantyboat living.  I assume that for someone...
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Shantyboaters, Go Away?

Shantyboaters, Go Away?

Thanks to ShantyboatLiving.com Reporter Dan Hohman: Transient moorage: homeless on the lower Willamette River by Bruce Bateau on April 28, 2014 in Features (Article excerpt)  …..  ”I call them homeless boats, and increasingly, they can be found anchored in...
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More from Lifestyle

Buehler’s River Walker Reexamined

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Musing on a design, from Doug Westover.   Read other stories by this author.   Read more about River Walker. I decided to do up George Buehler’s “Riverwalker”  with some light wheelhouse  mods, to make it look a...
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My NEXT Shantyboat: What I Want

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I built my first boat about 27 years ago, and since that time I don’t think a day has gone by that I haven’t thought of my next boat. The most important boat in...
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1962 Sternwheeler

1962 Sternwheeler

Found on YouTube: Take a tour of the tiny off the grid solar-powered houseboat, TinySol, or Wake with the Sun. Watch the solar-powered houseboat moving on a lake. See the kitchen, the utility closet,...
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Handcrafted Houseboat

Handcrafted Houseboat

From a real estate site:  Asking price was $249,000.   Hardly cheap, but it is, perhaps, inspirational in design. “Beautifully built contemporary houseboat vessel with 2 bedroom (full built-in beds), 55 feet – 750 sq.ft. interior living...
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More from Ideas

Techniques

Storage in Straws “Hack”

Storage in Straws “Hack”

Instructables is a great site filled with, well, instructions on how to do odd, cool, or useful things.   Here, someone shares their hack of McDonalds straws, turning them into storage tubes for matches and tinder or salt and pepper.  Read Here.

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Doug’s Workshop: Building in Aluminum

Part Three in a series by Douglas Westover.   Read the others in this series. In my varied experience with boats, I have never seen a Shanty boat barge or other vessel built in aluminum. Aluminum is a very good material. It does not corrode(easily…but yes it can if close to an electrolytic source),...

And Now for Something Completely Different

For Sale:  Shanty on the Hard

For Sale: Shanty on the Hard

TinyHouseListings.com says:   For Sale – $19,500 - Do you love boat life? This is...

Eco Homes: Uboat, houseboat

Eco Homes: Uboat, houseboat

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

Floating Bridge/Home

Floating Bridge/Home

The Cowes Floating Bridge, Isle Of Wight March 21, 2012 by TidiousTed The 1896 bridge was...


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