Building a Houseboat

There are opportunities in everyday life to learn about and study houseboats. House boats appear in many worlds, walks of life and cultures. Man's want to live on the sea apparently has no bounds. And can also be a bountiful way of living.

In this post i am bringing together average people with the common dream of living and building a houseboat. Exciting huh?

Let me pose the question: do you ever dream about leaving the trappings of everyday life behind?

Finding shantyboat plans can be hard, but they do exist. House boat plans can be hard to find because the fun of building a houseboat is the nature of it, that it's unique!

If you can build a shed, you can build a tiny house

wooden houseboat pontoon construction

If you can build a tiny house, you can build a one that floats surely? 

Roy Schreyer designs houseboat trailers. But these can be small and rock around on the waves a lot. There is a trade off. It also has to look good. This guy built a boat and named it after his wife:

Dianne’s Rose

This tiny floating home has all the essentials

diannes rose canalboat
diannes rose canalboat

Naturally, some people just want to search “houseboats for sale” and buy a trailerable houseboat already built. Thats ok , but nothing beats the pride you have when it is fully self built. To your specifications.

So if you have to build a boat, why not make it a tiny home too... there is not much difference but so much more opportunity. It's also not that hard. Houseboat building does not stop there, there is also the interior to design and decorate.

As with anything, it takes patience and dedication. Most importantly ... time.

With modern epoxy and plywood being at everyone's disposal, all it takes is time to make something that will last generations.

Chris Carr’s Darwin is an endearing example of pride, as well as love put into a design. Labours of love when it comes to houseboat building are not a rare occurrence. Check out the full article for more

House Boat Plans

Houseboats can be built without plans. Especially if you decide to go large, so there are less of them about and therefore, you need to get involved.

The result is an envious display of plywood and modern technology that can create something fantastic. This section built colossus is the talk of the water ways. The pontoons are built in sections. This method of building is certainly worth a second of your time.

It is also a brilliant way to get the whole family involved and teach the kids a thing or two about DIY and construction. That and the extra hands help when lifting and fetching.

Small houseboat

I am dreaming of building a tiny home houseboat with pontoons and a hull. This will not be easy by any mean feat, A small houseboat can be just as finicky as a larger model.

Some houseboats are just big floating barges that enjoy marina hookup and are essentially akin to living in a condo, with all the fixins. But we think thats no fun!

Tiny Homes or Floating Houses

One of the nicest tiny homes we have found is the millie hill it looks super cute and the owners and creators are great people.

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