Living aboard a houseboat tiny home to save money

Houseboat tiny home

Joe moved into a very unique tiny home when he decided to live the tiny life. He moved into a beautiful 1982 off-shore yacht that is now his houseboat! It was in excellent condition whenever he purchased it and has not required many renovations on his part.

Houseboat tiny home

Joe hardly had any boating experience when he purchased his new home. After considering van life, boats, and traditional tiny homes, he decided a boat would suit his needs the most and moved into his houseboat. He loved the vintage style of the boat and chose to keep certain elements to maintain the aesthetic.

He loves how much space is available on the inside and outside for when people come to visit and hang out with him. He even has a guest bedroom that can comfortably sleep two overnight guests.

Houseboat tiny home

Joe can cook his own meals on the original three-burner stove in the boat’s kitchen. However, he uses the finicky oven for extra storage. He purchased an air fryer/toaster oven combination to use instead of the oven.

One of the key selling points for Joe was the full-size sink, which is uncommon in boats like his. He likes to keep the space organized, so having a palace to wash dishes quickly is essential.

Houseboat tiny home

Joe sleeps in the master cabin with a memory foam mattress he cut specifically for that room. He loves sleeping on a boat and recommends it to anyone who hasn’t tried it!

Joe loves living on his boat and says it has enhanced all of his senses. Before moving, the best advice he got was to be prepared to do everything himself. Now, he is the housekeeper, maintenance man, electrician, and plumber for his space. All of this is worth it to him to live in his unique tiny home!

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