Living on a 4 Season Houseboat - Beautiful Floating Tiny House!

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Tour a Spacious Open Concept Tiny House Parked in a Legal Community

Tour this stunning 360 square foot tiny house in the tiny house community in Lantier, Quebec, Canada. The interior was built using reclaimed wood from a nearby home that was torn down and features a vaulted ceiling, retractable staircase, full-sized bathroom, and a loft bedroom with Japanese-inspired in-floor storage. The exterior has beautiful hemlock siding and a bright red roof. Pierre bought this tiny house from a DIY builder who decided to sell it after one year. The builder put windows on the south facing wall to ensure the sun would warm the house in winter. It is insulated with eight inches of cellulose insulation. In the video, the house is at the centre of the 2016 Tiny House Festival but has since been moved up the hill to it's permanent location on Pierre's lot of land where the tiny house is completely legal. Pierre says he bought the tiny home because he didn't have the means to purchase a bigger home and was happy to have found a community where parking a tiny house was legal so that he could live with other people and not be alone in the country. The community where he lives was developed by Habitat Multi Générations and is called Les Hameaux de la Source. You can learn more about it here: http://www.habitatmultigenerations.com/laurentides Thanks for watching! Mat & Danielle ------------------------------------------------------------- PATREON ------------------------------------------------------------ If you like our videos, please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- STAY IN TOUCH! ------------------------------------------------------------ Blog: www.exploringalternatives.ca Facebook: /exploringalternativesblog Instagram: @exploringalternatives ------------------------------------------------------------- VIDEO CREDITS ------------------------------------------------------------ Music & Song Credits: All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives. Editing Credits: Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives Filming Credits: Mat of Exploring Alternatives

Beautiful Tiny House w/ a built-in Bar Window! Full Tour

Joshua and Shelley of Tiny House Basics give us a full tour of their tiny home on wheels (self-designed), which features an accordion-style bar window for indoor and outdoor entertainment, two lofts, an amply sized bathroom, and a gorgeous kitchen. You can find out more about them, their work, and their tiny house trailers at www.tinyhousebasics.com

Insane Futuristic Man Cave - The Skysphere

Imagine a home in the clouds with spectacular 360° views which can be completely controlled by voice and your smart phone. The Skysphere is fully solar powered and packed with features you won't believe. Read More: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/ Visit the Skysphere on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theskysphere/ Music: Unleash by Oxford Nash - https://soundcloud.com/oxford-nash/ Please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse Follow us on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow us on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on Tiny Houses, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2015 Zyia Pictures Ltd

2003 Horizon 19 x 86WB Houseboat For Sale on Norris Lake TN

This 2003 Horizon 19 x 86WB Houseboat For Sale on Norris Lake is equipped with Twin MerCruiser 350MAG MPI I/O Engines with a 20KW Westerbeke Generator and features 4 Bedrooms (3 Kings, 1 Full Size), 2 Full Baths (Master Bath with Whirlpool Tub & Shower), an Insulation Package, an Eagle Marine Water Maker System, GeoThermal Central Heat/Air Conditioning, a Hard Top with 3rd Level Sun Deck, Dual Helm Flybridge, Bow & Stern Thrusters, an Inverter, a Hydraulic Swim Platform/Dual PWC Ramps, Water Slide, Roof Top Bar with Sink & Fridge, Full Size Appliances - Refrigerator, Microwave, Oven/Range, Dishwasher, Trash Compactor, Under Counter Ice Maker, Washer/Dryer, 55" HDTV with Surround Sound, Tracking Satellite Dish & More! Visit www.yournewboat.com for more info!

How the Mississippi shantyboats helped build a culture

“I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god—sullen, untamed and intractable” - “Dry Salvages”, T.S. Eliot Long before Wes Modes began planning a journey down the Mississippi, he started building a traditional barge-bottom houseboat in a California backyard out of rustic reclaimed materials (e.g. old fences and chicken coops). Once his shantyboat was complete he hatched a plan to transport it across the country from Santa Cruz to Minnesota to begin a “Huck-Finn style” journey down the iconic American river. Following in the footsteps of Harlan and Anna Hubbard, whose eight-year journey down the Mississippi and Ohio rivers was chronicled in Harlan’s book “Shantytown”, Modes launched his own float 70 years later. His “Secret History of American River People” is part personal adventure and part research project, collecting stories of “river people” along the banks. Complete with lofted bed, compost toilet and full-kitchen (propane-powered camp stove and plumbed sink), his 10-by-8-foot houseboat cabin serves as both floating home and mobile office for his summertime sojourns. After two summers on the Mississippi recording stories for his “Secret History of American River People”, Modes (along with first mate Lauren Benz) set out to tackle the 652-mile Tennessee River from Knoxville to Paducah, Kentucky. We caught up with him in Knoxville, which he pointed out is also the setting for Cormac McCarthy’s semi-autobiographical shantyboat novel “Suttree”. Nearly everywhere he goes, Modes has discovered that the times of shantyboat living have largely disappeared. “I just finished an interview with somebody,” he explained from Volunteer Landing in Knoxville. “He was saying when he was a kid growing up in the sixties there were people living along the banks of some of the creeks and the river, but by the mid-to-late seventies those people were all gone. And by the eighties they had renewed the riverfront and by the nineties... all those people who used to live along the rivers in little homemade shacks and shanty boats were instead displaced.” Modes uses crowdfunding to help pay for his trips where he hopes to tell the stories of people who don’t usually make the history books. “I think that’s kind of like this idea of postmodern history in which you’re examining the little tales of people, the tales of you and I, the relationships in our lives, and the adventures we’d had and the hardships we’ve endured. Those are a form of history that is just as valid and just as legitimate as history with a capital H: history that makes the dominant narrative of the people who generally are the victors and the people who win and the people who write the history books.“ Secret History of American River People: http://peoplesriverhistory.us/ Wes’ crowdfunding for 2017: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1245766964/a-secret-history-sacramento-river-expedition Original story: https://faircompanies.com/videos/how-shantyboats-down-the-mississippi-helped-build-character/

In this video, we meet Bonnie from Wakefield, Québec, Canada who is living on a gorgeous tiny house boat that is full of character and charm. The River Den (or La Tannière) has custom-made asymmetrical windows, a classic ship's wheel, antique fireplace, and hand-built furniture — all of which give the boat a warm and cozy feel that makes you feel at home as soon as you step on board. The boat is docked on the shore of the Gatineau River and Bonnie lives in it as often as she can when she's not renting it out on Airbnb (https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/9678942?guests=1&s=vNzQNzuG).

The tiny houseboat was designed by Bonnie and her boatbuilding friend, Denis Tremblay, who is known locally as the Wakefield Pirate. Denis and a few of his friends built the boat by hand, including the aluminum frame and the custom windows, the cabinets, and the grill floor in the loft.

The boat is built on 5 pontoons that are designed to provide flotation while still taking on some water to keep the boat weighed down in the water for stability. The pontoons are also designed to freeze in the ice and are made by a local company called Les Quais Navigables (http://www.quaisnavigables.com).

It's a 4-season house boat that is fully insulated and has an antique wood burning fireplace to provide heat in winter. For power, they installed a deep cycle marine battery that provides 12-Volt power for the lights, bilge pump, and navigation lights. They have a Separett composting toilet from Sweden (https://www.separett-usa.com), and a sink that pumps water from the river for washing dishes. For refrigeration, Bonnie uses a cooler with ice, but she might invest in some solar panels so that she can power a proper fridge eventually.

The main floor has a kitchen, toilet, dining room and living room, and upstairs there is cozy a sleeping loft with a grill floor that allows heat to rise through the floor, and sun & dust to travel down to the main level. One of the windows in the loft opens up onto a gorgeous rooftop patio with a cedar deck and has space for some solar panels if/when Bonnie decides she needs them.

The boat has a gas motor and can be taken out on the river which is quite impressive considering it's size! To make sure the boat was still road worthy, they built a wedge roof over the loft that can be taken apart if Bonnie wants to transport it to a different location. The boat is currently docked in the quaint little town of Wakefield, Québec where there are cute cafes, restaurants and shops right across the street.

If anyone is interested in renting this house boat, check it out on the Airbnb website here:
https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/9678942?guests=1&s=vNzQNzuG

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle

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