Kirsten Svaren one of the Tiny House Blog’s readers discovered a link to Dominique Browns blog and her small home built from a reconditioned ’70s narrow boat.
Dominique is a freelance 3D and Spacial Designer who wanted to create the ultimate floating home. Her aim is to tell the world that the canals of the UK can be a happy, fun loving and even designer chic alternative living space. The idea is to have a peaceful setting even inside the hustle and bustle of a big city.
Dominique’s current home is located in Bath on the Kennet and Avon Canal. I was there personally last summer and it could not be a more perfect location to live.
The living space is 30 feet long and 6 foot 2 in width. The narrow boat was first constructed in the 1970’s but has been completely restored from scratch.
The layout is as open as possible with large windows, storage is in the form of built-in units. Each area is designed for multiple uses and can be adjusted simply by a hinge or slide of slats.
There are only two doors within the interior and they are both sliding. Within the sliding doors is a walk-in wardrobe.
Dominique says: By maintaining a light, simple look throughout, the overall feel of the space is much larger than it truly is. With the ability to move where we please and whenever we feel, this economical yet designer way of living sets the scene for many young couples looking for a relaxed and serene alternative to city commuting.
Photo Credits Dominique Brown