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Shantyboat Journey Begins

Shantyboat Journey Begins

From A Secret History of American River People:  This afternoon at 5pm, after two years of building, months of planning, and nearly a week of driving, we launched the shantyboat at Boom Island in Minneapolis. But first a tiny bit of back story. We’d been driving since Salt...
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Canal Boat Daydream – The Retirement Years

Canal Boat Daydream – The Retirement Years

So, there I would be, some Thursday afternoon, retired and living in England, for this month at least, on my own little canal boat. It’s sunny, but a bit cool, so there’s a fire going, and with it a pot of Earl Grey Tea. I’m dog sitting, and...
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Book: Living Aboard in Atchafalaya Swamp

Book:  Living Aboard in Atchafalaya Swamp

In the early 1970s, two idealistic young people—Gwen Carpenter Roland and Calvin Voisin—decided to leave civilization and re-create the vanished simple life of their great-grandparents in the heart of Louisiana’s million-acre Atchafalaya River Basin Swamp. Armed with a box of crayons and a book called How to Build...
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Tools! What do you need?

Tools!  What do you need?

A Post From The Floating Empire... The blog of the design, construction, and launching of the vessel “Floating Empire”, an electrically driven paddlewheel boat utilizing recycled and repurposed materials and a mix of modern and 18th and 19th century technologies to reduce carbon footprint. The vessel is a tiny...
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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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Techniques

Tools!  What do you need?

Tools! What do you need?

A Post From The Floating Empire... The blog of the design, construction, and launching of the vessel “Floating Empire”, an electrically driven paddlewheel boat utilizing recycled and repurposed materials and a mix of modern and 18th and 19th century technologies to reduce carbon footprint. The vessel is a tiny house barrel barge, simply built of...

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.

And Now for Something Completely Different

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas

It’s about as far from affordable boat living as you can get, but there...

Boat as Art

Boat as Art

What looks like an iceberg in the middle of a lake or a half-melted...

RC Canal Boat

RC Canal Boat

Well… the idea of spending good money building a radio controlled English canal boat...


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