In a time when many folks are trying to downsize a bit, this guy has taken that move to a whole new level!
Making do in this much space makes the small houses, like the Tumbleweed, look like a mansion! It never fails to amaze me just how creative some folks can be when they work at it!
Man makes home in 14-foot rowboatPublished: April 25, 2011 at 3:50 PM
SEATTLE, April 25 (UPI) -- A Seattle man has created a home for himself in a 14-foot boat anchored under a highway bridge near the University of Washington campus.
William Kaphaem has rigged the boat with a tarpaulin for shelter, The Seattle Times reported. He has a Coleman lantern and stove and even a battery-powered radio.
Kaphaem, 51, who uses the name Three Stars, told the Times he previously had rented a room from an elderly couple. They died last year, and he needed low-cost housing.
"I've got a lot of stuff. I didn't want to schlep it around town like some tramp," he said. "I've got more dignity than that."
Living in the rowboat allows him to survive on a monthly disability check of less than $700. He has a range of fishing rods and gets much of his food that way.
During the summer, he rows to the Sammamish River, which drains into the north end of Lake Washington. He lists the wildlife he can see there: "Beavers, muskrats, wood ducks, eagles -- lots of eagles -- blue herons, green herons, mallards, Canada geese, cormorants, kingfishers, raccoons, coyotes, now and then."
© 2011 United Press International, Inc.
I love the fact that this gentleman is making do with so little! But you know what? If he's happy with the arrangement who am I to argue? After all, that's what it's all about...living life the way you want!
More power to him, I say!
Let's get some fresh coffee and sit outside! Hoping against hope for some rain pretty soon!