Category: Houseboat Lifestyle

July 1, 2020
Building “The Darwin” Houseboat

Building a Great looking Houseboat If you’d like to build a houseboat but aren’t sure if you would really like it when it’s finished, now you have chance to check one out for yourself. All you’ve got to do is jump on a plane and fly to Saugatuck, Michigan and try it out for yourself. You […]

July 1, 2020
The Great Loop

There is a group of people who like to travel by boat around the eastern United States in what is called “the Great Loop.” They travel down the Mississippi and the Tom Bigbee Waterway from the headwaters of the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. At that point, they enter the Gulf of Mexico. They […]

June 29, 2020
Floating Houses

These great little floating houses/houseboats are not in any particular order because I just couldn’t say one was better than another . . . They are all unique. A tiny floating house—and much more! If you want to build one of these floating homes, Check these out. Yes . . . you can build a floating tiny […]

June 29, 2020
Building Dianne’s Rose

Houseboat building (or any other project) would be a lot less stressful if only the wives were onboard with the project. They don’t usually like the noise and the mess and the sawdust and the lack of attention and ….oh well, you get the idea. But now, one smart Canadian has found the solution! Roy […]

June 29, 2020
Erie Canal Boats are still plugging along

Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal? That’s nothing for this modern Erie Canal boat. I chased this one from Middleport to Medina. When I caught up with this beautiful Canalboat to take a picture it was doing close to ten knots. Cruising along the Erie canal Just west of Medina, NY, these folks looked like they were having the time […]

June 29, 2020
The Ohio & Erie Canal

Canal boats were the original American houseboat. Families were born, lived their lives and often died on the small houseboats and canal boats of America. They moved America west and not just in New York. In the midst of Ohio, hidden among the towns and the farms are the remnants of the original heart of Ohio. The […]

June 29, 2020
Bug out Houseboat?

There is a lot of talk lately about a “SHTF” event. (This means “stuff hits the fan” or something similar). The reason is that there are so many things which could quickly take place in our society that would almost immediately bring about a SHTF event. Some folks are planning to escape from the chaos by […]

June 29, 2020
Building a Triloboat

Slacktide. How would you describe it? It’s a big square box that floats and outfitted with the right rig, it sails just fine. I think Phil Bolger would have loved this boat. But you have to see it to believe it. The headroom might be a tad to low, but if it comes up a little […]

June 29, 2020
Living on a Houseboat

If you enjoy living near the water, but can’t afford beachfront property, there’s a good chance that living on a houseboat has crossed your mind. Living on a houseboat can be exciting, but before you decide to invest in one, there are a few things to keep in mind. Living on a houseboat allows you […]

June 29, 2020
Best Boat Designs

The best boat design is the one that keeps you safe, dry and gets you where you’re going. There are probably so many different boat designs that you couldn’t count them all. And that’s because there is no “one” best boat plan. Boats are really designed locally. That means that every boat design is based […]

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