Tiny House in a Landscape

Tiny House in a Landscape

Charles Andrew shanty boat

This week’s Tiny House in a Landscape is of a little shanty boat called the Charles Andrew. It is part of a fleet of un-powered houseboats moored in Riggs Cove in Georgetown, Maine. The Charles Andrew can sleep up to five and is accessed by a 16 foot skiff. The skiff can also be used to explore the coves and islands in the area. You can rent this little shanty boat, which the owners say is the embodiment of leisure, peace, and romance. No boating experience is required.

To see interior photos and learn more about renting this boat visit http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p393639

Charles Andrew shanty boat


    • Their website has pictures of the interior and plans. It’s a nice layout. But I don’t like calling it a shanty which implies old and run-down. This is new and resembles a boat at a mooring.

      • Just think of it as a boat where you can sit around the wood-stove (It does have a “smokestack”) and sing sea shanties.

  1. LOVE IT! But, I want to know where I can buy one for the rest of my life. I have a cove in ME to put it in. Please inform.

  2. I know where you can try out an unmonitored houseboat, for a weekend, a week, a month. If you are interested, I co-own a houseboat moored in Charlestown Marina, in Boston. We’ve been renting it out to folks who go up for a sporting event, wedding parties, vacations, get-aways etc. If you think you might like to try it, contact me at mjelley1951@gmail.com.

  3. I am building my own tiny house on a flatbed trailer on an island in WA and can’t find informantion on permits needed and whether or not it will affect my landowners tax assessment….

    anyone know??

      • thanks, i’ve been researching and the only thing I have come up with is that if is a residence it needs an inspection from the county….I don’t want any red flags…Community Housing Dept….I’ll call and don’t give me name…LOL!!