Millie Hill Floating Getaway

Ok, I know this blog should be called the Tiny House Blog and the Tiny Floating House Blog. I am enthralled with both and when ever I see a new or exciting floating home or getaway I want to share it with everyone.

This one also comes from Chris from Small Footprint Living and it is similar to some of the previous posts I have done on tiny houseboats or floating homes. This is Devlin’s, Millie Hill version 2 and you can view more pictures of the construction and read more about it at the Devlin Boat website.


Here is a little of what Devlin has to say about the Millie Hill:

Have you always wanted a waterfront getaway but couldn’t afford the luxury? This cozy retreat is our answer to the problem. Winter, spring, summer or fall imagine yourself anchored in some beautiful backwater in this little vessel. Equipped with a wood cook stove and galley you can catch or bring in the ocean’s bounty or something from Safeway.

She sleeps four with the settees converting into double berths. The head has a shower and private entrance with a wet hanging locker. There is a dry locker closet near the front deck area. The galley has full standing headroom with comfortable sitting headroom in the settee area for reading, writing or card-playing. The front deck has screening for ventilation in the summer and canvas awning for covered dry storage while on board. The Millie Hill has a 10 hp Yamaha hi-thrust outboard, she powers at what I would guess is 5 knots top speed.

Plans for Millie Hill are available at the Devlin Store for $100. This just might be the floating getaway you have been looking for.








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Stephanie Reiley - May 20, 2009 Reply

I /am/ amused that you tend to write more about tiny floating homes than I do. At the rate you’re going I really need to start sending you fliers of homes for sale in my marina. 🙂

    Kent Griswold - May 20, 2009 Reply

    Hey, what can I say? Maybe I should start another blog just on Tiny Floating homes. I wonder if there is enough interest out there?


Margy - May 20, 2009 Reply

I think there is a lot of interest, but not a lot of places that allow them. We are lucky up here in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. But times are changing even here. We get more and more restrictions unfortunately. But for now it is like heaven. – Margy

Greg M - May 21, 2009 Reply

I want one! I’d take it down the Intracoastal Waterway to Florida in the winter and return north to the Chesapeake Bay for the summer. What a great spacious boat.

    John M. - March 12, 2010 Reply

    I’ll go w/ you. Seriously, what do you know about laws for mooring in Chesapeake Bay? I’m considering bldg. one.

andre - September 23, 2009 Reply


what do you see if you are sitting at the stern? 🙂

John M. - March 12, 2010 Reply

I love these homes! I’ve been tempted to build but can’t get info on locating it in NJ or MD. My fear is there must be legal objections be/ the concept makes so much sense. Any restrictions, objections, warnings, etc. would be appreciated ASAP. My plan is to build and use it sparingly in the bay for fishing and cruising. Comments???

The Beginning « Somnium Recurso - April 15, 2010 Reply

[…] inspired the bones of this design is the Millie Hill Floating Getaway. The Tiny House Blog has a great post about the design. Here is a little of what Devlin has to say about the Millie […]

Meredith@GreenGlobalTravel - April 18, 2013 Reply

Amazing what you can fit in such a small space!

James Smith - November 7, 2013 Reply

Having lived on a 25′ Sailboat, a 28′ Motor home and a 32′ Sailboat, I appreciate the convenience and mobility they gave me.

I d wonder about these houseboats. Do they have USCG approved holding tanks?

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