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Rosebud Tiny House Boat

This is the Rosebud tiny house boat.

It’s a mini tug trawler boat that you can live tiny in if you wanted.

Even though this is probably a little too tiny for most, would you ever seriously consider living in a tiny boat like this?

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!




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  • Ron Napier June 24, 2016, 2:46 pm

    where can I get one how face & how far will it go more details please love to have one can I see it? take care Ron Tipton, MO

  • Kim W June 24, 2016, 2:58 pm

    Very cute, but very small! I don’t think I would manage for very long in it. I would need more ‘facilities’. Houseboats have never appealed to me as somewhere to live, but I know people who do live on houseboats on canals here in England and love it.

  • cj June 24, 2016, 4:54 pm

    how much and where is it located? if not for sale do u know where to get one. ty

  • Rue June 24, 2016, 6:20 pm

    Until I saw the pics of the ship’s wheel, I didn’t believe this was an actual boat — it’s so teeny! I’ve seen SUV’s bigger than that!

    I think it would be fine for a short stay of a night or two, but I wouldn’t want to live in it. Too teeny.

    Love the little stove though – not the usual marine one we see in tiny spaces.

  • Marsha Cowan June 24, 2016, 7:44 pm

    I love this! It is adorable and so pretty inside. Very well laid out.

  • jerryd June 24, 2016, 8:58 pm

    While cute beware it is narrow and top heavy. It needs to be wider with hard chines, flatter bottom or it’ll roll your guts out even from boat wakes or small waves.
    And make the deck, cabin top half as light as they can. Then it would be a nice home for 1 person.
    A place to sit, lay down, eat, cook, head is all you really need.

    • M July 19, 2016, 2:10 pm

      Yes, if everyone could live that way, there would be ‘enough’ for everyone.

  • Robert M Worth Jr June 25, 2016, 4:21 am

    Best to leave this baby docked somewhere. Otherwise, if you are looking to collect on insurance, take it out on a lake or ocean where the first wave will capsize it in seconds. Also, I’m thinking it might need some sort of ejection seat that would catapult one into a life boat made of rubber that would self inflate as you are being self-ejected. I didn’t see an escape hatch so thinking there might not be any way to get out of a sinking boat quickly. Oh, and the overweight should stay away from this boat – they’ll never fit in it comfortably.

    However, all that aside, go fishing with it in mild creeks and streams, maybe some small calm rivers. Whatever you catch, you can skin it and cook it right on the boat.

    • Alan Jones August 7, 2016, 10:30 am

      She is quite seaworthy Robert. She has a full ballasted keel and while she will roll like a sailboat you would have a difficult time capsizing her, and if that ever did happen she would self-right. She does have a hatch in the wheelhouse roof.

    • freddie August 8, 2016, 1:03 am

      sensible pragmatism

  • Bud July 12, 2016, 12:07 am
  • K.Wong July 24, 2016, 12:57 am

    Is the tiny houseboat for sale? Who makes it? How much dies it cost?

  • Mitch Smythe August 11, 2016, 9:02 am

    It is nice to see someone from the British Columbia on here.. I have seen Rosebud parked at Haney Marina in Maple Ridge. I never guessed it was a tiny house. Well Done :)

  • Mark September 1, 2016, 1:52 am

    Wondering what the overall dimensions of the hull are?
    I have plans for a fully outfitted 14 footer with a cold molded hull, small diesel, and all wood cabin, and would like to compare.

  • catherine dorn October 20, 2016, 11:45 am

    looking for all season tiny house rv’s that can be pulled by a chevy 1500 or 2500 HD diesel. thanks
    cathy

  • Bill October 22, 2016, 2:06 pm

    As you can see by my Annie I have some Ideas about Tugs.(www.tugboatwilly.com) Couple of things. First is what the use will be…This Tug has the ability to get fast response with the large wheel(Prop) so towing is an option. No delta Vee so speed will NEVER HAPPEN…Regulations for construction in the USA has different requirements under 20′ LOA so that is why Annie is 20’1″..Less regulations(Expense) to build commercially. Mine has Berth, Head, Inside seating for five, galley…and six feet of open aft Deck…Plus she will do 15mph with a 35 HP Yamaha….Depends on what you want, I was doing a 1892 square stern style…

  • Bill October 22, 2016, 2:17 pm

    Not to take anything away from my Annie but the Rosebud would ride smoother into a 2′ chop due to the displacement hull. My Annie was less than 1800# with full gear(life vests, two Survival suits, and fuel) and with four adults plus myself could do 15 MPH but was designed for flat water use (Hard Chine) and was uncomfortable in close chop above 2′. The six foot aft deck was a wonderful area to fish from as well as carry additional passengers.

    • Natalie Natalie October 24, 2016, 9:55 am

      Thanks for these suggestions! — Tiny House Talk Team

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