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1988 DeFever 44 Trawler Sea Y’All 2

Sea Y’all: Empty-Nesters’ 1988 DeFever 44 Trawler

When these empty nesters moved from Texas to California, they never imagined they’d choose full-time life on the water! But they discovered that purchasing a boat home was far more affordable than they’d originally thought, and they are now celebrating 5 years of marina life. After two years in a smaller boat, they upgraded to [...]

2000 Homemade Pontoon For Sale in Naples, FL 2

2000 Homemade Pontoon For Sale in Naples, FL

Here is a handmade pontoon that has potential to become an off-grid houseboat. While at this point it’s just a living room box without a kitchen or bathroom, I’m sure a handy person could fix that! I’m a huge fan of that roof deck. Would you like to live on the water? It’s for sale [...]

Active Duty Navy Officer & His Trawler Tiny Home 2

Active Duty Navy Officer & His Trawler Tiny Home

When Johnny thought he was getting a new Navy position that would have him deploying more frequently, he chose to rent out his home and purchase a 1981 CHB Ed Monk Trawler to use as his home base wherever he went (rather than paying rent in a number of cities). The Navy ended up cancelling [...]

Marine & Navy Vet’s Catamaran Life w Trampoline! 2

Marine & Navy Vet’s Catamaran Life w/ Trampoline!

Marine Corp veteran, Lee, and Navy Navigator, Nick, ditched “normal” about a year ago and purchased a 2004 Lagoon 440F Catamaran which they plan on living in until they retire from military life and can travel the world in their vessel. Turns out this Catamaran has actually already circumnavigated the globe with its first owners, [...]

Island Gypsy Houseboat: Off-Grid Floating Home! 5

Couple’s Off-Grid Floating Home Lifestyle in Florida

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 [...]

From 3,000 Sq. Ft. in Texas Suburbia to Trawler Boat Life: Family of 5 9

From 3,000 Sq. Ft. in Texas Suburbia to Trawler Boat Life: Family of 5

Chris and Jolene have three preteen boys, and the family used to do the typical suburban rat race of tons of sports and activities, work 9 to 5, and a zombie-like existence trying to afford a 3,000 square foot cookie-cutter home. Then, about two years ago, Chris sold his company and the family searched for [...]

FLOATING RIVER CABIN – Exploring Alternatives

This Floating Tiny Cabin is the Perfect Waterfront Getaway Escape

This is the Red River Bunkie in Bobcaygeon, Ontario. The cabin is 2-storeys high, it measures 27′ long x 14′ wide x 18′ tall, and it weighs 12,000 lbs. The structure sits on a raft made that’s made with 11 polyethylene-covered styrofoam floats that provide 32,000 lbs of buoyancy. Don’t miss other interesting tiny and [...]