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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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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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No retirement, no home. Enter the Shantyboat.

No retirement, no home. Enter the Shantyboat.

Submitted by Ben Anderson. A friend of mine has a financial existence that is nothing short of hand to mouth.  By some standards he lives in poverty.  But it’s a choice he’s made.  Due...
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More from Lifestyle

Buehler’s River Walker Reexamined

Buehler’s River Walker Reexamined

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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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

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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UFO Afloat – the Mystery Shantyboat

A fun and quirky little craft, a shantyboat… of sorts.  Hidden Portland, Oregon.


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