This is the Secret History shantyboat that is part of a larger project to float major American Rivers to collect the stories of river communities. I’ve been doing it for three years now and traveled with my shantyboat over 1000 miles and talked to thousands of people about the river….
A Secret History of American River People is a project to build a collection of personal stories of people who live and work on the river from the deck of a recreated 1940s-era shantyboat over a series of epic river voyages. The project explores the issues facing current river communities, the long history of people who have lived on and adjacent to the river, and basic river ecology.
Wow! That’s incredible. He shared some great pictures of his little shanty with us that you can enjoy below. Find out more about how he built the shanty here (that post answers a lot of FAQs, so be sure to check it out).
This is the construction progression of an all wood 40′ DIY tiny house boat sent in by Patricia Hong.
It features plywood flooring and treated pine deck beams. Below you can see the 40 ft. long floats, the walls going up, the metal roof being installed, and more.
When you go inside, you’ll find a kitchen area, living area, lots of built-in storage, and more. Have you ever thought of building your tiny home on floats? Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thank you!
Building an All Wood Construction 40′ DIY Tiny House Boat
This Love Shack Tiny House Boat was submitted by Jeff & Sherry – share yours!
He purchased this and is in the process of wanting to fix this up to a comfy Love Shack. To be honest when he first bought it I was like, “what the heck! Is that an ice shack?”
Then I saw the passion that he had for wanting to fix it up… That is when I had to change it up to the Love Shack and after the first time we took it out on the water, people seem to really Love it – even just driving behind it as the back up person I had my window open and peoples comments were so fun to hear. One time a fire truck was coming back from a fire and one of the fire fighters said, “that is @!#%ing Awesome!” to his fellow fire fighters.
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