The Recurring Dream - Houseboat Launch
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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Do you have the plans boat ? How much for this ?
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
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.
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...