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

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Mike - May 5, 2012 Reply

Would like to see how they were built – plans?

    Blake - May 5, 2012 Reply

    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.

      Benjamin - May 6, 2012 Reply

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

Louise - May 5, 2012 Reply

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.

Marianne - May 5, 2012 Reply

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.

Pat - May 5, 2012 Reply

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??

    http://kevinsmicrohomestead.wordpress.com/ - May 6, 2012 Reply

    Call your local building dept and ask I don’t think it’s a problem I’m in wa state other side and because it is not a permanent building it’s a trailer no tax or permit needed.

      Pat - May 6, 2012 Reply

      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!!

MJ - May 6, 2012 Reply

Ah, shanty boats! They can be so many things! Hopefully, this site can be a bit of an eye opener. I think calling this a shanty boat, even though it is new, is a compliment, because it expresses the spirit of the boat and the sort of ambiance it can convey. At least, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!


kari - May 7, 2012 Reply

love it! sure wish it was affordable though. i need to find a tiny homes/sustainable living blog that marries the two.

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