This is a DIY Pontoon kit that you can use to build a floating pontoon tiny house or floating fishing shack.
It’s called Pontoonz and it’s an easy way to build and design your own pontoon boat because you can put the pontoons together yourself.
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DIY Pontoon Tiny House
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very very cool
Excellent idea! I agree with Dave tho.
Steel drums, up to fifty five gallons, work as well, and at a lot less cost.
No they won’t.
They have no hydrodynamics, essentially no amount of power will make them go over about 5 knots with any kind load on them.
They have no attachments points.
They provide no longitudinal stiffness (or lateral for that matter).
They are very thin skinned
They sink when holed.
The rust out quickly, particularly in salt water.
For a little while any way. A very little while if in salt water.
Looks as though they have taken the guess work out of it. You could even replace them individually in case of damage. NEED INFO. NEED INFO.
Oh? And just what do you consider ‘awhile’? I’ve known of them being in use for 20-30 years. Most of the people that use them, and want them to last, use barrels that have only been used maybe once, and are in very good condition. I’m not experienced with salt water, as I don’t mess around with water that has fish large enough, and ready, to eat me. I do know people start with good barrels, check them thoroughly, paint them with a good paint, and periodically check them. In other words, they treat them like a steel hull boat, which last for years and years. ‘Course a lot of people don’t like the looks of the barrels, and would rather pay more; more power to them, I’d go with barrels myself.
That kind of upkeep would certainly extend their life, as would hauling them out in winter, which is often not done in the applications I have seen them used for (docks, mostly). Without all that extra effort they perish in 5 years fresh water, and 2 years on salt water. I like the maintenance (read $) free poly idea. There ARE poly drums to be found…for the DIY’er. The stability of a continuos unit is still mor appealing to me over trying to keep 10-20 barrels from shifting and torquing on waves.
Steel barrels don’t last. They rust from both the inside and out. Plus hard to attach, needs welding. I’m not sure $ is the main concern when you’re floating around in deep cold water.
This is very interesting!
availability and cost listed anywhere?
Since they’re in New Zealand, unless they have a vendor in the U.S., these aren’t going to be of much use to me. Interesting idea if someone here in the states wants to take the idea an run with it.
This is a worldwide site.
If you can wait for a LTL consolidator they would not be all that expensive to ship. They are relatively lightweight. A fair amount of New Zealand boats are purchased direct from the US.
there are many suppliers of plastic pontoons in the U.S. too.
Even on eBay you’ll be able to find them in different sizes and different colors even, and pretty cheap too.
.. Choice ay .. sweet as bro .. moulded plastic modules that you can get creative with .. What a great idea .. Available in New Zealand and Australia, but can be made available throughout the world ..
Oh man! This I gotta’ do!!
Sharp, like the concept. Would have like to see the inside of some of the boat houses.
Too cool! One might actually get a couple extras, place them connected to the house poles on the porch and use them like little tables in not needed times, then replace the ones that need replacing. Like spare tires, spare barrels 🙂
Hi …thanks to all of you who have expressed interest for Pontoonz.
I have been swamped with enquiries from Tinyhousetalk.com. Am replying to all of you with prices in USD$ but it is difficult to quote freight etc until quantities and destination are known.
Always looking for distributors/builders throughout North America.
Great small business for someone who wants to develop a small marine based enterprise. We can pack enough pods into a standard 20ft container, to assemble 6 x 19ft boats.
I’m interested in distributing and possibly building your products. If could give me a little more details. I would appreciate it.
I would be interested in dealer info. Where do I start?
If you would like to shoot me an email with your contact we can talk about possible distribution and even manufacture of the Pontoonz system
Hey may us hobos would pondtoon boats and houses we can build from scrap just to how to safety do that some of us has nothing to start just something to call our own would help us become a person. Agin
Lots of folks living in south louisiana on homemade boats.old pontoon boats,metal and plastic drums.as long as you don’t have a permenant attached engine,you don’t have to register as a boat.people criticize louisiana,but you live like you want to here.if you can stand the heat,bugs,snakes and corrupt politicians
FYI, check for a liquid smoke factory, we have one close and you can get 55 gallon poly drums free. They only give three at a time but If you have the space to store them, it works. I have already picked up six from here and plan on getting more. Good luck…
where do we get to buy used barrels from for cheap?
Where do I go to buy these Pontoon and how much do they cost
I am looking for about your product please leave me a message. When I post this, I am looking for more information on this .I am looking for all information cuz I want a belt with a little tiny house off grid on a lake or pond please get back to me as soon as possible I appreciate it you can write me or see me where I can get a catalog from you or any I didn’t mean to make you take care of yourself and have a nice holiday and a good season and be safe out there whatever you’re doing
quiero consultar .. se podria construir con tuberia de pvc . de 30 pulgadas de diametro ? les agradezco alguna respuesta .
Can u help me build one?