The Pax was lovingly restored and renovated by Jason and Cayley over the course of a year and a half. It was one of 25 boats built in Victoria, Canada for Expo ’86 but it had fallen into disrepair. It’s now an absolutely stunning 1 bedroom home on the water!
Jason is a professional boat builder and Cayley a professional carpenter.
They originally picked up the boat to salvage at a cost of around $6,000. In order to restore it they had to gut it down to the studs and start over again.
Cayley has an interest in tiny houses and Jason has lived on small sailboat so they used a lot of ideas from both in the design of the interior of the Pax floating home.
Doing all the work themselves it took many man hours to complete. Material costs and moorage was around $40,000.
The boat 30 feet long and 12 and 1/2 feet wide.
Cayley restored a livestock watering tank into a beautiful bathtub. She also did all the tile works surrounding it.
A Composting head is used for the toilet and that way you don’t have to deal with black water disposal.
Storage is a premium in a small space and deep drawers have been built in to maximize storage.
They built a custom cat walk where the bed is and it also has a lounge area there as well. Double pane windows were put in and dark out curtains.
The stairway includes special storage where food is stored.
Jason built a unique bench and a special table out of monkey pod wood. The floors were from an old bus which took a lot of time to restore.
The Pax can be registered as a boat and insured as a boat, It can also be registered as a float home by removing the motor. So it works either way.
Water is stored in the bottom of the boat and it also acts as ballast. Each tank is 140 gallons.
To live in a tiny house boat like this you need to be very minimalistic, that may be a challenge but worth it.
The video is filmed by Exploring Alternatives and you can follow their YouTube channel here. The still photos are from the video.
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They have decided to move on to other projects and so the Pax is now for sale. Below is the Real Estate ad which links to some beautiful pictures and more information.
Real Estate Ad
For those looking for a waterfront lifestyle, this 1bed/1bath 28′ float home is an ideal option. Located in the quiet Sailor’s Cove marina this home has been lovingly updated by a professional carpenter and shipwright. The open concept kitchen has a gas stove/oven, fridge/freezer and ample counter space. Enjoy your meals at the handmade curved wooden dining table.
On the second level you will find a tranquil sleeping area with an adjoining space to sit and relax. Inside take the steps up to your very own roof top deck and revel in the gorgeous ocean views that will transport you away from the stresses of everyday life. Space throughout is optimized for ease of use and has storage options.
The home comes with a parking space, access to the marinas showers, bathrooms, laundry and secure bike storage. This location is close to all shopping conveniences and the beautiful West Bay Walkway is just steps away.
Short term rentals are not allowed.