This is Wes’ Secret History Tiny Shanty Boat: A tiny home with a mission!
From Wes, and his website:
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).
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The Secret History Tiny Shanty Boat
Hanging groceries from the ceiling!
Little stove top for coffee, tea and snacks!
Amazing how flowers add “something” amazing to a space.
Another awesome house plant. Lots of light!
Wow! That’s pretty idyllic.
Can’t live without one’s books. Bungee cords to keep them secure.
Comfy couch, work-from-home desk. This is the life!
See the rest of this tiny shanty boat on the next page!
Cool panorama shot of the whole home.
Composting toilet for going on the go!
Another panorama of the interior. Love the light.
Ooh! Those ominous clouds make for a great shot.
Related: The Otter House: A Tiny House Boat in Virginia
Want to learn more? Head over to Wes’ post about how he built the shanty here.
- A Secret History of American River People
- Contact and sign up for updates from Wes
- Wes’ Twitter: Follow him here
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Very cool idea
Didn’t realize that thanks Jerry good to know!
This reminds me of a book I had as a child….”The Summerfolk”. Such a great way to live!
Love that the dog has the couch!
This yes, a small step forward….Peace, Peace, Peace….
I shant be giving this tiny house to much praise…! But may it ever be so humble, there is no place like a boat shanty…!
This is really cool, Wes. It reminds me of Huck Finn. What an awesome adventure. I’d love to read the book.
Oh yes! It doesn’t remind me of that 🙂
These tiny houses bring back vivid memories of around 55 years ago, when my Dad, (an officer in the Indian Army) arranged for us to have a holiday in a house-boat on the Dal Lake & River Jhelum in India’s Kashmir.
I hope you enjoyed it!
After I initially commented I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me
when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each
time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the same comment.
Is there a way you can remove me from that service? Kudos!
Yes we can get you removed! At the bottom of those emails there is a link to unsubscribe – just click that and you should be all set! That being said, I’ll look in my dashboard here to see if there’s a way I can do that for you! Thanks!