Remember the Silver Pearl houseboat on Airbnb that Alex showed off last week? Genevieve and her husband own that boat, but also live off-grid in their very own floating home called the “Island Gypsy.”
Before they invested in a vacation property, they moved into the Island Gypsy — she felt like were “cheating” being hooked up to shore power, so they figured out how to create an off-grid home and have been living that way for a few years!
She sent us a beautiful description of their life on the water, which you can read after the photo tour of their houseboat. Enjoy!
Meet Jay Blackmore (@floatinthekoots) and his incredible DIY Off-Grid Floating Home that he spent four years building in his “spare” time.
Not only did he build it, but he also designed the entire thing and did all the work except the electrical and gas hookups (probably wise!). The home is about 700 square feet and includes an open concept living room and kitchen, and a second floor with two bedrooms. The home is heated in the freezing Canada winters by his pellet stove (or a back-up propane heater) and even some gas lamps!
Make sure to watch the video from Exploring Alternatives to hear Jay explain his incredible closed-loop system for his gray water!
It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind tiny home with all of the necessary amenities, including an ultra-tiny bathroom with flush toilet and shower. One of my favorite parts about it, is the way the entryway is setup. It’s so funky, it just makes me smile. See for yourself below and let us know what you think.
The premium equipment makes your Nautino to a boat of the extra class. In the versions mini (16m²) and maxi (21.5m²), with up to 7 berths, this boat is not only suitable for couples but also for families. It also functions perfectly as a lake home or an onshore weekend home.1
Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks!
172 Sq. Ft. Nautino Mini Floating Tiny Home by Nautilus Hausboote in Berlin, Germany
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