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This is the story of Tony and Margo. They are retired grandparents who ditched the traditional life of a house with a mortgage and switched to a more mobile and adventurous lifestyle.

They now enjoy living in their 1987 Catalina 36 sailboat along with a 1982 VW Westfalia van that they call their Baja Buggy. The couple has been living on their sailboat for over 20 years now.

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Retired Couple Living Aboard Catalina 36 Sailboat for 20+ Years

Grandparents Ditch Traditional Life for Sailboat and VW Van Life 001

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Megan and Rob are a pair of adventure seekers who are working hard to create the life of their dreams. The couple bought a 1979 Cal 31 sailboat in April 2015 up in Juneau, Alaska and they’ve been living on it ever since.

They’ve added a wood burning stove in the living room and extra insulation in the v-berth to stay warm in the winters, and they’ve also installed flexible solar panels and a small wind turbine to produce their own electricity.

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Adventurous Couple Living on a Sailboat Year-Round in Alaska


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There are many ways to travel the world, and this Australian couple is doing it in a sailboat.

Their ship is called “La Vagabonde” and is 43 feet long. On deck, they can steer and sunbathe, and down beneath deck, they have sitting area, a bedroom, and a kitchen. Two solar panels and a wind generator give them power, as well as the water maker on board so they can have fresh water while out at sea. Watch the video and hear about their amazing experiences battling mother nature and enjoying warm climates around the world.

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Australian Couple Traveling the World in a Sailboat


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Living aboard a 36′ Catalina sailboat in the Caribbean… Ah, the good life. Sailboats provide you with a small space so you have little to take care of and clean. Plus, like an RV or motorhome, they give you the ability to travel inexpensively.

I’m Alex Pino and I had the chance to meet up with Derek Diedricksen, author of Humble Homes, Simple Shacks to shoot this video in Cape Coral, Florida. I hope you enjoy watching it, and that it gives you some ideas you can use for your own tiny house, cabin, apartment, or other small space. If you like this post, you’ll also like this post I did on a custom built houseboat in California. Must see!

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36-ft. Catalina Sailboat Cabin

Living Aboard a 36' Catalina Sailboat - Small Spaces and Tiny Houses

Watch the Video Tour of this 36′ Catalina Sailboat Below

Length: 6:48

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