The Recurring Dream - Houseboat Launch

$541 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 46 months


Started in 2009, the Recurring Dream is a hand-built cruising houseboat, created as an independent dwelling for my small family. When finished, it will have solar power, rainwater collection and filtration, passive solar heat, and wind/current propulsion to enhance the typical outboard. It is a demonstration of what can be achieved with dedication, a small budget, and perseverance, and an example of low-impact living that I hope will be an inspiration to others in these changing times.

We've launched! Thanks to everyone who helped make that happen. Now comes the preparations for Winter: shutters, gutter screens, insulating curtains, hot running water, etc. The rain is here, and the snow and frost won't be far behind. Help us bundle up for the season!

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Jorge Alfonso Rodriguez Leiva
15 months ago

Do you have the plans boat ? How much for this ?

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Norberto Aguillar
45 months ago

Amazing!!

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John Royal
45 months ago

I love it Man I wish I could Help I think your doing a great job I'll Post the link on my FB for you Maybe someone I know would help or pass it on

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Than Monk
45 months ago

Thanks for the idea; I actually looked into that originally as an alternative to the conventional outboard motor. Unfortunately, it is illegal in Oregon (and I think elsewhere) to use automobile engines or parts in a vessel. I already have enough legal issues with a home-built wooden boat (with a woodstove) and I don't want to take any chances with our propulsion. I will however be using wind and current to my advantage as often as possible.

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Sander Tel
45 months ago

Hi dreamers, I suggest a more cheaper solution to you propulsion needs: Look at the Thai river long boats, they use an small automobile engine and part of a gearbox (as reduction) combined with a long shaft and propellor... I feel this will go well with the somewhat Venetian Gondola design of the dream boathouse...

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$541 of $1,000 goal

Raised by 17 people in 46 months
Created April 28, 2013
$25
Gregory Cotton
30 months ago

Nice boat!

TK
$30
Tiffany Krihwan
38 months ago

Than and family, have a great holiday and never stop following your dreams. I didn't stop. Captain Tiffany Krihwan of Wisconsin's Official Flagship S/V Denis Sullivan www.schoonerdenissullivan.org

$50
Anonymous
42 months ago
SS
$25
Sandy Sitzman
44 months ago

hoping you'll get enough $$ to launch this dream!!

MM
$11
Margo MacLeod
45 months ago

I love your design!

MR
$50
Marley Regier
45 months ago

YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!!!

BV
$10
benjamin voges
45 months ago

Good Luck dude, hard work pays off.

$50
Anonymous
45 months ago
CV
$10
Caroline Vanderhoevn
45 months ago
AM
$20
Amanda Mintz
45 months ago

I'm going to donate more next month!

Jorge Alfonso Rodriguez Leiva
15 months ago

Do you have the plans boat ? How much for this ?

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Norberto Aguillar
45 months ago

Amazing!!

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John Royal
45 months ago

I love it Man I wish I could Help I think your doing a great job I'll Post the link on my FB for you Maybe someone I know would help or pass it on

+ Read More
Than Monk
45 months ago

Thanks for the idea; I actually looked into that originally as an alternative to the conventional outboard motor. Unfortunately, it is illegal in Oregon (and I think elsewhere) to use automobile engines or parts in a vessel. I already have enough legal issues with a home-built wooden boat (with a woodstove) and I don't want to take any chances with our propulsion. I will however be using wind and current to my advantage as often as possible.

+ Read More
Sander Tel
45 months ago

Hi dreamers, I suggest a more cheaper solution to you propulsion needs: Look at the Thai river long boats, they use an small automobile engine and part of a gearbox (as reduction) combined with a long shaft and propellor... I feel this will go well with the somewhat Venetian Gondola design of the dream boathouse...

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