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Wes Modes Takes a Journey

Wes Modes Takes a Journey

From Santa Cruz Sentinal:  We’re all sharing our “How I Spent My Summer Vacation” anecdotes around the metaphorical water cooler this time of year. Long-time Santa Cruz artist and activist Wes Modes has his story too, though it might sound to many ears as if the summer vacation...
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Video: Shantyboat Adventure

Video:  Shantyboat Adventure

As found on YouTube. A rather shaky video with good shantyboat scenes:  Its early morning on the tennessee river lots of fog and an eight point buck tries crossing the river as I’am traveling down trying to navigate my way down the river in this early morning thick...
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Food Frugality

Food Frugality

I started my morning with two eggs and a piece of toast, a fitting and frugal start for my test “nomad cheap eats” day. Perhaps I should say frugal, as that sounds a bit more noble that the baggage laden “cheap”. I complicate the record keeping right off...
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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 to live that way now, it would take a steady diet of Top Ramen...
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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

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

Pods, Pods, Pods

Pods, Pods, Pods

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

Escape Pod Escape

Escape Pod Escape

From the website Dornob: Whether you need to escape a sinking oil platform or...

Eco Homes: Uboat, houseboat

Eco Homes: Uboat, houseboat

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


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