Tiny Floating Homes: ASANTE

Haven and Mira First Birthday-4

Back when Peter and I first started talking about buying a boat I would come home from work every evening and spend countless hours scouring the internet for all the advice I could get. I would look at boats for sale and I would indulge in the dreamy sailing photos on Pinterest. It wasn’t long before I stumbled on a series of pins bookmarking Sailing and Cruising Blogs. Blogs? I had no idea what a blog even was at that point.

Boy was I in trouble.  The next few months I probably didn’t sleep more than a couple hours every night. I found dozens of blogs about people who had sold everything, quit their jobs and sailed off into the sunset. I was most intrigued by the blogs I found about young families about my age that were living in these tiny floating homes with small children. On a boat. In the ocean. And they were having the time of their lives!! After spending a few weeks with my new hobby, I had a pretty good grasp on who the biggest cruising bloggers were at the time. If you know anything about sailing and cruising blogs, chances are you’ve heard of WINDTRAVELER. Continue reading

Tiny Floating Homes: RAG DOLL


Sometime last February Peter and I sailed into a popular destination in the Bahamas called Staniel Cay. We anchored next to a tiny little sailboat in the far corner of the bay and settled in for a strong blow that was forecasted to arrive later that afternoon. As the wind picked up and the waves grew large we kept an eye on the boats around us to ensure no one had begun to drag anchor. Only one or two other boats stuck it out and didn’t move to another anchorage when the winds clocked around from another direction. One of which was a 24′ sailboat named Rag Doll. Continue reading

Tiny Floating Homes – Salty

Salty is a stout 1998 65′ steel expedition style cutter sailboat designed by Bruce Roberts and home to a family of five.


A 65′ sailboat is not so tiny compared to most liveaboard boats out there (and actually quite massive compared to my 42′ sailboat) but this floating home has all the space you could ever dream of to raise three young children while traveling to far off places from the comfort of your own home.

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Zero Energy Modular Concept Small Home

model 845

Don Harmon contacted me after our last small home post. He said that he worked with a company that is specializing in small home designs. Though these are still concepts he plans to follow up shortly with updates on houses with photos that will be built using these plans.

Again this is not a “tiny house” but a small home that fits the needs of those who are unable to live in the extreme tiny home. Continue reading

Cottage Home in Memphis, Tennessee

2970 Hoskins - outside

I get requests to share small homes on the Tiny House Blog from time to time. Not everyone can downsize to the extreme tiny houses on wheels and it is nice to see options of smaller homes as well. Dwayne Jones recently sent me one and I wanted to share it. Here is what he has to say:

My name is Dwayne A. Jones and I’m a contractor and missionary. Traveling to Ghana West Africa since 2003, Haiti since 2008, and India for the first time last year in 2014,

I’ve dreamed of building small affordable houses world-wide. This house is a start of many projects to encourage sustainable living. Continue reading