On this video, we meet Bonnie from Wakefield, Québec, Canada who resides on a stunning tiny home boat that is filled with character and appeal. The River Den (or La Tannière) has custom-made asymmetrical home windows, a traditional ship’s wheel, vintage fire, and hand-built furnishings — all of which give the boat a heat and comfy really feel that makes you’re feeling at dwelling as quickly as you step on board. The boat is docked on the shore of the Gatineau River and Bonnie lives in it as usually as she will be able to when she’s not renting it out on Airbnb (https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/9678942?company=1&s=vNzQNzuG).

The tiny houseboat was designed by Bonnie and her boatbuilding good friend, Denis Tremblay, who is understood domestically because the Wakefield Pirate. Denis and some of his buddies constructed the boat by hand, together with the aluminum body and the {custom} home windows, the cupboards, and the grill flooring within the loft.

The boat is constructed on 5 pontoons which are designed to offer flotation whereas nonetheless taking over some water to maintain the boat weighed down within the water for stability. The pontoons are additionally designed to freeze within the ice and are made by a neighborhood firm referred to as Les Quais Navigables (http://www.quaisnavigables.com).

It is a 4-season home boat that’s totally insulated and has an vintage wooden burning fire to offer warmth in winter. For energy, they put in a deep cycle marine battery that gives 12-Volt energy for the lights, bilge pump, and navigation lights. They’ve a Separett composting bathroom from Sweden (https://www.separett-usa.com), and a sink that pumps water from the river for laundry dishes. For refrigeration, Bonnie makes use of a cooler with ice, however she may put money into some photo voltaic panels in order that she will be able to energy a correct fridge finally.

The primary flooring has a kitchen, bathroom, eating room and front room, and upstairs there’s cozy a sleeping loft with a grill flooring that enables warmth to rise by means of the ground, and solar & mud to journey right down to the primary degree. One of many home windows within the loft opens up onto a stunning rooftop patio with a cedar deck and has area for some photo voltaic panels if/when Bonnie decides she wants them.

The boat has a fuel motor and may be taken out on the river which is kind of spectacular contemplating it is measurement! To ensure the boat was nonetheless highway worthy, they constructed a wedge roof over the loft that may be taken aside if Bonnie needs to move it to a unique location. The boat is at present docked within the quaint little city of Wakefield, Québec the place there are cute cafes, eating places and outlets proper throughout the road.

If anybody is taken with renting this home boat, test it out on the Airbnb web site right here:
https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/9678942?company=1&s=vNzQNzuG

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle

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