Tiny Floating Homes: NECESSE

Awhile back I shared a post featuring the mountain yurt that Jair and Mel Stolz built up in Golden, British Columbia. Jair’s brother, Eben, shares the same passion to live a life less ordinary, though he chooses a different kind of tiny.
My boyfriend Peter and I became fast friends with Eben and Genevieve Stolz who live aboard Necesse, a 41′ Morgan Classic sailboat, with their two little girls Arias and Ellia. They are on their fifth year living aboard and are currently sailing around the Virgin Islands with us and a few other cruising boats before heading south in a couple of months for Hurricane Season. Our Crew

This adventurous family has a pretty amazing story. They’ve worked very hard to make their dreams come true and help as many people as they can along the way. Click HERE to learn a little more about each of the crew, and click HERE to get the full scoop on how they ended up living in a tiny floating home in the Caribbean. What does their tiny floating home look like? Let me show you… untitled-147 Their galley (kitchen) is extremely spacious which is rare for a typical 30-50′ cruising boat. It’s a good thing because Eben is a delicious cook! The girls are seasoned world travelers and eat just about anything that their parents do. The table in their salon is huge and perfect for projects, toys and school work. untitled-148-2 untitled-8 The beam of the boat (width) is 13.5′, though it feels much more roomy than my boat. Sailboat-4-Edit The table even collapses to create a full sized guest bed in the main salon. Sailboat-22-Edit Necesse has ample storage, something not many boats have. Sailboat-5-Edit Sailboat-35-Edit

The master bed even has a small bunk. Arias used to sleep there when she was little, but now both girls sleep in the forward cabin (V-berth). Sailboat-18-Edit Sailboat-20-Edit

There are two heads (bathrooms) and the aft head has been completely remodeled. Sailboat-12-Edit Sailboat-25-Edit Sailboat-27-Edit The forward cabin (v-berth) can be used as a guest bedroom, though it currently belongs to the girls and all their toys. Sailboat-29-Edit

Necesse has a large center cockpit with a beautiful 360-degree view. It’s hard to beat a view like this! Sailboat-14-Edit Browse through Genevieve’s blog to read about their adventures and see their gorgeous photos! www.itsanecessity.net

If you’re like me and prefer to follow along on Facebook, be sure to LIKE their page: S/V Necesse

(All photos published with permission, courtesy of www.itsanecessity.net)

By Jody Pountain for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Carol - February 6, 2015 Reply

aargh! none of the links seem to work

    Jody Pountain - February 8, 2015 Reply

    Hi Carol! Sorry about that. I fixed them as soon as I saw your comment. Hopefully you gut a chance to click through 🙂 Thanks for letting us know!

Jeanne Frostad - February 6, 2015 Reply

Darling family. Thank you for introducing your friends and their adventures.

alice h - February 7, 2015 Reply

Nice setup, good looking crew, enviable life!

Tiny House Blog: Necesse - Where The Coconuts Grow - February 11, 2015 Reply

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Stacy Najar - February 12, 2015 Reply

Wonderful article….what a lovely family, just goes to show its not about how much space you have, its what you do with it. They have done a fabulous job combining education and real life experiences for their children…truly awesome!

    Jody Pountain - February 13, 2015 Reply

    Thanks Stacy! Absolutely, it doesn’t matter how big or little our homes are… we are out in the world enjoying some amazing experiences!

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