Tiny House in a Landscape

I know some of you are going to question my judgement and choice for a picture. Isn’t this supposed to be some beautiful setting with some gorgeous little house somewhere? Especially since several of you sent me some great pictures recently.

Be sure and click on the image so you can see all the detail. I stumbled across this picture yesterday while doing some research and just couldn’t pass it up. Jerry Waters the photographer gave me permission to use it and he will tell you a little about it.

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As many of you know I am very fond of floating homes and shanties and have been debating about starting a blog about them. However this one is keeping me so busy, that I don’t see it happening any time soon.

Here is what Jerry says about these shanty boats. Be sure and visit his website to see more cool pictures and learn some history of his neck of the woods in West Virginia.

“I remember a few Shanty Boats on the Elk River when I was a kid. At one time, these houseboats stretched from the mouth of the Elk all the way up to the Trolley bridge. These were very tiny, usually one or two rooms at the most. The bathroom was the river, usually an “outhouse” built right in to the boat that dropped into the Elk. This photo shows the last of the Shanty Boats just before early Urban Renewal.” –Jerry Waters – My West Virginia Home

by Kent Griswold (Tiny House Blog)

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Margy - September 5, 2009 Reply

Living in a floating cabin, home, shanty or boat is becoming so regulated that it soon may be a thing of the past. We feel so lucky to have our float cabin. At least we have twelve years left on our water lease, so we should be good for that long at least.

Sara - September 5, 2009 Reply

I think this photo is beautiful!

MJ - September 6, 2009 Reply

Love this water shanty! Would love a blog on tiny water cabins/boats/shanties as I have one (tiny houseboat) and am always interested to see what other people are doing with theirs.

Joe3 - September 6, 2009 Reply

I think it’s beautiful also, and probably waaaay more affordable than those structures the guy in Texas is making : )

Hilary - September 6, 2009 Reply

Awesome website. Do Tiny House dwellers have an association or some other way to unite for political power?

Houseboat-Shantyboat Building Bright Ideas - September 9, 2009 Reply

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Shantyboats of Another Era « Houseboat-Shantyboat Building Bright Ideas - September 10, 2009 Reply

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