Blog Post: Recurring Dream

A classic repost from  the Recurring Dream blog a response to our feature here on ShantyboatLiving.com:

 

“Thanks for featuring our boat! We sure have been busy, but lagging behind on posts. I really want to show the construction in order, but here is a look at where we are now:

smiling laughing baby on a roofOur newest crew member, Avery Monk. Helping Dad with the roof of the boat.

Like I said, we’ve been busy! Avery joined us May 19, 2011 and he is a strict task-master, let me tell you. Than has just completed the exterior walls, roof, and moon-roof before the rain came howling back into the Pacific NW.

faux planksPort wall, note the drip edge on the roof that will be part of the water collection system.

shanty boat roof rainA beautiful and, more importantly, water-proof roof. Installing the clear acrylic moon roof was difficult…

tap plastics acrylic sheet moon roof house boat…but totally worth it! Thank you, TAP plastics, for carrying what we needed.

View from the driveway. The outside will have to stay this way through this winter most likely, as weather drives the work inside.

So, there you have it. Quite different than the pile of lumber and chalk drawing with which we started! “The Recurring Dream” still has a ways to go – the interior is pretty bare – but with a roof over head and insulation in the walls, winter doesn’t mean we have to stop. 2 years down, 1 more to go? Stay tuned for more pictures of the building process leading up to this point!”

 

See more at Recurring Dream

Originally posted 2012-07-01 07:22:27.

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