Have you ever wanted to just up and quit your job, build a boat, and travel the world? Sure, that might seem a little extreme, but maybe one day at least part of the package can come true.
Enter Roy Schreyer of Roy Designed That who designs and builds awesome things. His projects require a great deal of skill, but Roy shares his creations with the world, the hope being that others will give his designs and projects a try too.
That”s why when I came across his DIY tiny houseboat, I was super excited. I”ve always loved boats – there”s something very relaxing about being out on the water. Hours fly by and seem to stand still at the same time. But how cool would it be to have a little boat that you could cruise around in all day, and then instead of having to leave the boat behind at the dock, you can anchor it and spend the night right there. That sounds pretty cool to me.
Roy Schreyer has many designs, but this one is by far my favorite.
It”s a tiny houseboat. The structure was built with minimalist principles to make the best use out of space.
One of the benefits of the boat”s size is that you can anchor it almost anywhere! Take off for a weekend or just cruise around the lake for an afternoon.
It”s actually a lot roomier on the inside than you”d think. With this set up, there”s enough space for several people to sit comfortably.
The seating area can also be converted into a bedroom. I can just imagine falling asleep to the sound of the waves against the boat.
The steering column is an old-fashioned wooden wheel with spokes that hearken back to the days of tall ships.
The inside is surrounded by windows so everyone is guaranteed a good view.
It wouldn”t be a houseboat without a space for the most important time of the day – mealtime! In addition to a seating area and a bedroom, the cabin can also be converted into a dining room.
You can dock this little guy anywhere, including a sandbar for an afternoon picnic.
Here”s a video of the Tiny Houseboat in action:
Check out more of Roy”s designs here.
There are a lot of DIY projects that I plan on trying out someday, but this one may have eclipsed any other dream project I”ve come across. This really is an awesome little houseboat, and I hope to take a trip on one of these in the near future.