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This week’s tiny house is situated in the land of multi-million dollar homes.

Its owner, Fiver Brown, has found a life hack to live frugally in this area.

How? A floating home. It’s a former World War II lifeboat that was converted into a 481 square foot house in 1967.

San Francisco Bay 481 Square Foot Houseboat

The boat is 13′ x 37′ with fantastic views of the bay. Fiver says he sees stingrays, seals, fish and birds from his kitchen and loft windows.

His little house is paid off so all he has to worry about is the boat slip rental at Galilee Harbor Co-op which is located in central Sausalito, California.

FYI: Sausalito is just north of San Francisco if you used the Golden Gate Bridge to get there. The community is composed of:

  • Artists
  • Marine workers
  • Creative writers
  • Painters
  • Photographers
  • Boat-builders
Tiny House of the Week: Fivers Houseboat in San Francisco Bay

Screenshot Courtesy of Faircompanies.com on YouTube

Video tour and interview below:

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Last night I was excited to open an email from Kirsten Dirksen of Faircompanies.com.

She puts together some of my favorite videos that are on YouTube.

This week she did a video on my friend Derek “DEEK” Diedricksen of RelaxShacks.com.

Why Micro Houses

Derek calls himself a bizzar-chitect. He likes to create tiny architecture and he’s loved it ever since he was a kid.

He’s been building backyard forts throughout his life. When he was 14 years old he read Lester Walker’s book, Tiny Houses.

This made him realize that there are many people out there just like him.

The Tiny House Movement

To date, Deek has built dozens of tiny dwellings from sleeping huts to micro offices.

Meanwhile, the movement toward small spaces continues to gain steam as people realize the benefits of downsizing.

His backyard is filled with micro cabins, shelters, and shacks. Each completely unique.

Derek’s Micro Houses

Derek DEEK Diedricksen of RelaxShacks Micro Shelters and Tiny Houses

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