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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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Marco Island Houseboat Cottage via Genevieve-Airbnb 001

Marco Island Floating Cottage (Southwest Florida)

Have you ever considered staying in a houseboat or maybe even living in one? Well, this floating cottage near Marco Island could be someone’s chance to try it out. It’s an off-grid getaway houseboat in Southwest Florida called Jumana – the Silver Pearl and it’s available to book on Airbnb via Genevieve. What would be [...]

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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 [...]

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Family of 6 Traveling the World in Their 28 Ft. Sailboat (with NO engine)!  45

Family of 6 Traveling the World in Their 28 Ft. Sailboat (with NO engine)!

Living tiny with a family of 6 is already impressive — but what about living tiny on a 28 ft. sailboat with no engine? This amazing family got rid of fossil fuels and has been living on the water for 3 years, sailing sans engine most recently. They converted the engine room into cabins for [...]

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Navy Serviceman And His Epic Boat Home 3

Navy Serviceman And His Epic Boat Home, “Toko”

When he lived in Japan, Joe lived the #vanlife, travelling around the country. So tiny living is nothing new to him. When he wanted a spot to live in the States, he ended up choosing 36ft, 1982 Ed Munk offshore yacht — named Toko — which he has lived on for the past year. As [...]

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