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

The “Ski Hut” from Jalopy Cabins

The “Ski Hut” from Jalopy Cabins

“Makers of unique small cabins, built with reclaimed materials.”

Jalopy Cabins, located in Colorado, is taking a very different approach to building small housing. Our cabins are built from a creative vision by our builder and then assembled with reclaimed materials that we have available. Each cabin will be built using a minimum of 90% reclaimed materials and is truly a one of a kind structure.

In keeping with our mission to use primarily reclaimed, salvaged, or some one else’s mistakes (for example, the windows on this cabin) we were able to build the Ski Hut just the way we envisioned.

The logs came off of the ski resort about 30 minutes from where we live and were from all the clean up they did for the slopes before the season began last year. The hand peeled round logs proved to be a lot more work but really worth the effort it in the end!

All roofing was salvaged from an older house along with the rafters. The door, which was once a bright orange, was salvaged, repainted and given new life with a working door knob.

The windows were someone’s custom order that they didn’t like so we were able to get these nice new windows for a great deal that is also inline with our goal of having energy efficient cabins.

All new insulation was used in the ceiling and floor to also help with energy efficiency. The ceiling has high density foam and the floor has radiant energy insulation.

To see earlier photos of the cabin in progress, check out our website at www.jalopycabins.com or view these two previous posts.

The “Ski Hut” is for sale and we are asking $18,000. Contact Lyle at info@jalopycabins.com or call Wolf at 970-903-3384 and mention the Tiny House Blog post.

We’ve also decided to offer a special of free set-up within a 200 mile radius for this cabin. Set-up would include helping to arrange transportation (though transportation cost is to be paid by buyer of cabin, but we can do all the coordinating), driving to the location and helping unload the cabin onto a prepped site and making sure cabin is level and everything functions as it should. Valued at $800.00.

Moss Tiny Houses

From the earliest time man has needed shelter from the elements. From the early explores to the brave American pioneers in their canvas covered wagons, in search of a better life, to today where many face uncertain economic times. With the housing bubble popped and foreclosures on the rise, many are looking for a simpler life and freedom from heavy financial burdens of a large mortgage, property taxes and ever increasing insurance premiums.

My name is Kitty Moss and I’m very excited to introduce you to our new company Moss Tiny Houses. We are located in North Central Florida and we will be the first builders in the Southeastern United States to provide a high quality, affordable, alternative, product that is not only beautiful but also very environmentally friendly.

We are a small family owned and operated business. For the past few years we’ve been talking abut building a tiny house on a trailer and our dream is finally coming true. My husband Jeremy, his father David (a licensed contractor) and his brothers Scott, Terry and brother-in-law Adam, have been building houses in Florida for many years. We have built large scale custom homes, and now we are turning our efforts and talents into building “Tiny Houses”. Our houses are built with the higher standards that you would find in larger square footage homes. We endeavor to put the comforts of a modern home into our tiny houses. We use high quality materials that will stand up to the elements and can handle moving your tiny houses. Continue reading