In this video clip, we fulfill Bonnie from Wakefield, Québec, Canada that is surviving on a lovely small residence watercraft that contains character and also appeal. The River Den (or La Tannière) has personalized asymmetrical windows, a timeless ship's wheel, antique fireplace, as well as hand-built furnishings– all of which provide the watercraft a warm and relaxing feel that makes you feel at home as soon as you step on board. The boat is anchored on the coast of the Gatineau River and Bonnie resides in it as typically as she can when she's not renting it out on Airbnb ().
The small houseboat was made by Bonnie and her boatbuilding good friend, Denis Tremblay, that is understood in your area as the Wakefield Pirate. Denis and also a few of his good friends constructed the boat by hand, including the aluminum structure and also the customized home windows, the cupboards, and also the grill flooring in the loft space.
The boat is built on 5 pontoons that are made to provide flotation protection while still handling some water to maintain the watercraft bore down in the water for stability. The pontoons are additionally created to ice up in the ice as well as are made by a local business called Les Quais Navigables ().
It's a 4-season house watercraft that is fully insulated and has an antique wood burning fireplace to provide heat in winter months. For power, they installed a deep cycle aquatic battery that offers 12-Volt power for the lights, bilge pump, and also navigating lights. They have a Separett composting bathroom from Sweden (), and a sink that pumps water from the river for washing recipes. For refrigeration, Bonnie fills out a cooler with ice, yet she may buy some photovoltaic panels to ensure that she can power a proper fridge at some point.
The primary floor has a cooking area, bathroom, dining room and living-room, as well as upstairs there is comfortable a resting loft space with a grill floor that permits warm to climb via the floor, as well as sun & dirt to travel down to the primary level. Among the windows in the loft space opens up into a beautiful rooftop patio with a cedar deck as well as has space for some photovoltaic panels if/when Bonnie chooses she needs them.
The boat has a gas motor and also can be obtained on the river which is quite impressive considering it's dimension! Making sure the watercraft was still road worthy, they developed a wedge roof over the loft space that can be uncoupled if Bonnie wishes to transfer it to a various area. The watercraft is presently docked in the enchanting little town of Wakefield, Québec where there are cute cafes, dining establishments as well as stores right across the street.
If anybody wants renting this house boat, inspect it out on the Airbnb website here:
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Mat & Danielle
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All music in this video was composed, carried out, and also recorded by Mat Dubé of Discovering Alternatives.