Do you love the idea of getting rid of a lot of junk and downsizing to a smaller space – but still want to experience life on the water?
Flexibility might just be the best thing about tiny houses. One man built a small house on a pontoon boat that could be the most unique and classiest DIY tiny home we’ve seen yet.
Named Diane’s Rose, she’s a beauty.
Doesn’t look too bad to tow – for a large flat-bottomed boat that is.
One person who commented on the boat asked if a trolling motor or two would work for power. Roy said,
This would be an excellent boat to utilize electric power for sheltered waters but if wind, waves and current are strong in your intended cruising grounds, a four stroke 9.9 high thrust is recommended.
At the bottom you can watch a video of the house boat being launched – just like a regular boat!
The houseboat is wheelchair accessible and has plenty of space on the rear deck to hang out.
A metal ramp allows the wheelchair to move inside.
Roy made a series of videos to show you more about the boat, and maybe help you build a version of it for yourself.
Houseboat in action.
Launching the Houseboat.
The houseboat launches just like a normal boat (though don’t launch it this way.)
How to build your own version of this micro houseboat.
To buy plans for this houseboat, visit Roy’s website and send him an email. Plans are $230 at the time of writing.