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Update on Dianne’s Rose

How to row a Houseboat - YouTube.clipular (1)

The designer, Roy, reports: DIANNE’S ROSE can be rowed guiding her down river. just like the Shanty Boats of old! DIANNE’S ROSE is out on Georgian Bay (part of Lake Huron), Canada. We have...
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Shantyboat Living Here and Now

Shantyboat Living Here and Now

The “back to basics” attitude at the heart of shantyboat living is driven by poverty… of the pocket book or of the soul.  Those who dream of shantyboats are  either thinking of how to...
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Pico Camping: Camp Metermaid Style

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Shantyboatliving.com is all about affordable living afloat, but here’s a story about very affordable and very unique camping, as written by the editor of ShantyboatLiving.com.   Here are the rough notes as I wrote...
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Living Aboard Essentials

Living Aboard Essentials

From YOUTUBE:  Here are some interviews that illustrate the liveaboard lifestyle and raise issues that liveaboards deal with in their lives. Hosted by author and fellow liveaboard Mark Nicholas (www.livingaboard.net).  ** There are multiple...
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More from Lifestyle

A Dream Boat?

Marc Ronet Architecture Navale - Projets.clipular (1)

Once again, it is pretty far from a shantyboat, but what a lovely foundation for something we build ourselves. Or, if you have the money, have this designer build one for you.   More Here....
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Lovely Idea…

MAID OF THE MILL - YouTube.clipular

There is something about this video I love. Maybe it’s the clear optimism one can sense in the endeavor.  There’s also a lot of charm in this little boat.   I’m afraid it’s also...
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Shantyboat Inspiration

Hausboot-Funboot Havelsee1 Einweisung - YouTube.clipular

While he is not speaking English, this is a very good tour of a boat that can give you lots of ideas and inspiration.
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Folding Bed/Berth

Hiddenbed Fold-Out Bed and Desk Mechanism - YouTube.clipular

I want this in my next boat! Youtube says… “For more details visit http://www.rockler.com/hiddenbed-fold…. This space-saving system converts your bed to a full-featured desk in only seconds! When you’re ready to work, simply fold...
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More from Ideas

Techniques

Steambox for bending wood

Steambox for bending wood

From YouTube: “http://klaus.silbernagl.com/pub/bootsbau/ A styrofoam steambox is quickly built, stabel on bench and extremely heat insulating and therefore less energy consuming.” Originally posted 2011-09-11 23:55:23.

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

Aquapod

Aquapod

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

Pods, Pods, Pods

Pods, Pods, Pods

  Thanks to Bob Walker. Check out the pod boats about 1 minute into...

Thailand tests floating homes in region grappling with floods - Yahoo News Canada.clipular

House That is Flood Ready

It’s a bit off topic, but there may be an idea in here somewhere!...


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