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 two of their 4 children. Their floating home has no formal kitchen, meaning they eat mainly a raw diet or cook what they can in a solar oven. Their plan? Travel the world!
Dad works as a teacher (he rows to shore to get to work), and mom homeschools the kids. She’s an intellectual at heart and you’ll be amazed at how many books they’ve fit into this little home. Enjoy the video tour below and be sure to subscribe to their YouTube channel here.
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This Family Fit Tons of Books into Their 28 Ft Sailboat!
There are lots of chalkboards onboard to facilitate learning.
Music class! Beautiful sounds.
They use a rowboat to get to shore.
Just part of the library in this little home.
All their clothes and blankets fit in that cabinet!
Mom talks about her book obsession.
Here’s where they store dishes.
Roo, the oldest, in his room.
Engine room turned bedrooms.
Hammocks provide extra storage.
Water views everywhere!
The Family’s Story:
After traveling around the country looking for a place to call home for more than a decade, Tom and Anna, along with their three-going-on-four children Roo, Zibby, Mia and, now, Xani, took the plunge and moved aboard the 28-foot sailboat Blowin’ in the Wind.
That was three years ago, and this trim little vessel has become their tiny house, their experiment in minimalism, their off-grid cabin, their homeschool (or boat school, as it were), their place to be in nature and to build their awareness of their carbon footprint and ecological impact. It’s been their spiritual retreat, their art / writing / music / dance studio.
Now, after some 1700 or so nautical miles of cruising in the usual way, they’ve removed their engine and all fossil fuels from on board, and it’s about to become their experiment in ecologically responsible travel.
VIDEO: BOAT TOUR
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Our big thanks to Tom for sharing! 🙏
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