February 20, 2012

Floating Tiny Home Monday

A floating mini, mini mansion in a local marina, Photo: Stasi Manser
The small house is the residential equivalent of traveling with a single backpack rather than a tottering airport trolley full of gear. Both cut life to the basics, and liberate us from unnecessary clutter, mental and otherwise.

This is even more pronounced when your tiny home is on a boat. A small boat.

These homes on the water, photographed by a friend in a local marina, were built by true masters of mini. My hat is off to these innovative individuals that lead by example and show us that there is always more we can jettison as we sail simply through the sea of life.

No room for clutter aboard this floating home, Photo: Stasi Manser
"Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions. "  - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


  1. Anonymous2/20/2012

    Dear Blogger, I would love for you to write something on dollar stores. I can't tell you how many thoughtful people I know think they are a great place to find a deal, rather than a place where slave labor was employed to make junk that destroys environmental and human integrity. Please write something on this. Thank you, Elizabeth

    1. Dear Reader,

      Good idea. Many people use dollar stores to reduce expenses.

  2. Interesting idea but looks too top-heavy to take out of the marina. Enjoying your blog!

    1. Definitely calm weather craft, but they probably rarely move. Thanks!

  3. Now this is one of Bill's fantasies. My memories of sea sickness are hard to shake though. We'll see what wins out - the house boat or terra firma.

  4. Anonymous2/21/2012

    Hi Gregg,

    Interesting request about the dollar stores - I was just reading about them via a link you suggested for another post - CorpWatch. Here is one link: http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=15629

    I agree with Elizabeth that this would be a good topic.

    The houses above make me sea sick just looking at them - my little place needs to be planted on firm ground - but this is an interesting idea for the seaworthy :)

    Thanks as always for writing!

    Karen in Ohio

    1. Thank you - that is a great link to start with.


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