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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 a Navy Serviceman, he knew a lot about large boats and the rules of sea, but he’s learned a lot since making a smaller boat his home sweet home. For the most part, he stays close to land for his job, but he can pick up and sail away for a day or a week whenever he’d like! Now that’s a cool life.

Be sure to watch the video of the interior of boat below, where he has two bedrooms, a salon, head and galley with a pretty large fridge/freezer! Thanks Tiny Home Tours! Follow Joe on Instagram here.

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Joe and Toko: Life on The Water in Crown City

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Here’s Joe in the salon of his boat.

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Navy Serviceman And His Epic Boat Home

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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  • Claude
    January 6, 2021, 8:31 pm

    Wow, what a life, I do envy you. Enjoy all you can!

  • Marsha T Cowan
    January 7, 2021, 11:22 am

    Absolutely wonderful! I, too, envy you the freedom to be on the water whenever you want and to travel by boat. Great job on the upgrades. The entire boat is beautiful and so organized, and you have done some very clever things to it. Safe travels and here’s hoping the sisters can join you soon!

  • LJ Corley
    September 26, 2021, 1:46 pm

    Outstanding Brother, I miss that life and am glad you found it.

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