Tiny Floating Homes: VACILANDO

Would you like to take a tour through the inside of a 35′ sailboat?


Take a peek at Vacilando



Cal 35

Classic fin keel aft cockpit cruising yacht

Built in Tampa by Cal Jensen, 1984

Designed by the legendary William “Bill” Lapworth



LOA: 35′          LWL: 28′ 9″       Beam: 11’  Draft: 5′ encapsulated fin keel

Displacement: 13,000#                Ballast: 5,200#            Clearance: 5’3″




Chris: Singer/Songwriter (and now Author) from Philly, transplanted to Nashville, needed a break from the entertainment business and decided to convince his girlfriend to live on a boat.

Melody: Computer Nerd/Writer/Jewelry Designer who thought her boyfriend was crazy for wanting to live on a boat but never one to shy away from an adventure, decided to play along and now may never get off the boat.

Jet: Dutch Shepherd rescue who has now traveled more miles in his 5 years with Chris and Melody than most people do in a lifetime.


If you still think the cruising lifestyle sounds perfect after reading my post a couple weeks ago, here’s your chance to have your own tiny floating home… Vacilando is currently FOR SALE!

After two wonderful years living aboard full time, Chris and Melody made the tough decision to put their beloved home on the market and upgrade to something a little bigger, a little better suited for crossing oceans, and something they can call their “forever” boat.

Vacilando is the perfect Coastal Cruiser for the East Coast, Bahamas or Caribbean. She currently sits on the Chesapeake Bay waiting for her next adventure.

Check out the full specs and list of extensive upgrades HERE.















Please email questions to crew(at)mondovacilando.com

By Jody Pountain for the [Tiny House Blog]

Tiny Living House for Sale


Dan Louche of Tiny Home Builders located in DeLand, Florida is selling his latest tiny house called the ‘Tiny Living’ design.

The ‘Tiny Living’ design consists of a large family room with vaulted ceilings and large dormers on either side of the room. The entryway in situated at the back of the trailer allowing for a spacious 7 foot sleeping loft at the front. Under the sleeping loft is the bathroom and the kitchen. The total length of the house is 20 feet making it large enough to live comfortably yet small enough to easily tow.

P.S. Not able to afford this completed home, consider purchasing Dan’s plans and building it yourself. Tiny Living Plans

P.P.S.S. If you are just in the dreaming stage and want to learn what is involved in building a tiny house check out Dan’s book the Tiny House Construction Guide.


Little Shaver House for Sale

House is Sold! Back in August of 2009 Crystal Shaver first contacted me about their beginning construction of the Little Shaver house, I later did an update on their construction. Ron Shaver contacted me recently and wanted to let me know that they were having to sell their little house. Here is what Ron said:

Over the past year and a half my wife Crystal gave you a couple of updates on the progress of our tiny house. We’re happy to report that the project is finished. However, we’re at the point where we need to sell the house due to our ever-growing family and due to the fact that we are still trying to sell our old house!

The house measures approximately 23′ long from the porch to the back and is 8′ wide including an approximately 2 1/2″ wide front entry porch. The peak of the roof measures 13’6″ tall which allows the house to be transported to any state. The trailer the house is built on is a heavy duty car trailer with 12,500 pound axles and a 20,000 pound coupler. The house can accommodate a king size foam mattress in the main sleeping loft and a twin size mattress in the small loft. The house comes equipped with a washer/dryer, kitchen (sink and stove included), a bathroom area with a fully functioning shower and area for a portable or composting toilet, and a storage closet. The house comes fully wired for 50 amp RV service and includes hot and cold water lines, a tankless water heater, a 55 gallon water storage tank and direct water inlet, and a water pump and accumulator tank. Continue reading