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Tiny Floating Homes: VACILANDO

Would you like to take a tour through the inside of a 35′ sailboat?

Take a peek at Vacilando



Cal 35

Classic fin keel aft cockpit cruising yacht

Built in Tampa by Cal Jensen, 1984

Designed by the legendary William “Bill” Lapworth



LOA: 35′          LWL: 28′ 9″       Beam: 11’  Draft: 5′ encapsulated fin keel

Displacement: 13,000#                Ballast: 5,200#            Clearance: 5’3″




Chris: Singer/Songwriter (and now Author) from Philly, transplanted to Nashville, needed a break from the entertainment business and decided to convince his girlfriend to live on a boat.

Melody: Computer Nerd/Writer/Jewelry Designer who thought her boyfriend was crazy for wanting to live on a boat but never one to shy away from an adventure, decided to play along and now may never get off the boat.

Jet: Dutch Shepherd rescue who has now traveled more miles in his 5 years with Chris and Melody than most people do in a lifetime.


If you still think the cruising lifestyle sounds perfect after reading my post a couple weeks ago, here’s your chance to have your own tiny floating home… Vacilando is currently FOR SALE!

After two wonderful years living aboard full time, Chris and Melody made the tough decision to put their beloved home on the market and upgrade to something a little bigger, a little better suited for crossing oceans, and something they can call their “forever” boat.

Vacilando is the perfect Coastal Cruiser for the East Coast, Bahamas or Caribbean. She currently sits on the Chesapeake Bay waiting for her next adventure.

Check out the full specs and list of extensive upgrades HERE.















Please email questions to crew(at)mondovacilando.com

By Jody Pountain for the [Tiny House Blog]

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Becca - January 23, 2015 Reply

Love the crew descriptions! Sounds like you have an amazing story.

mike - January 23, 2015 Reply

B – reak
O – ut
A – nother
T- housand

Lisa E. - January 23, 2015 Reply

Beautiful boat. Love the dog.

Rob Fairclough - January 23, 2015 Reply

Sure is a nice boat and one to be justly proud of. We are land locked here in the UK and have to keep our boat on its trailer but for a 23 footer she too, is pretty keen. See Magnific Midget from Sweden. Your boat is unavailable over here unfortunately!! Our boat is considered a classic being a 1962 vintage,(if thats the correct word)!!

earplay - January 23, 2015 Reply

I imagine the Bermuda rigging alone on Vacilando could cost as much as a tiny house. It’s interesting and tiny and lovely, but not exactly frugal.

MK - January 25, 2015 Reply

Where is she at.???

Frisco home owner - January 26, 2015 Reply

Boats can be a great place to get ideas for tiny houses! On a boat (especially a sailboat) space is REALLY at a premium; and the designers have gone all-out to create handy storage spaces. They even find ways to use the oddly-shaped volumes between the curved hull and the flat interior panels.

    Jody Pountain - February 13, 2015 Reply

    FHO – Yep! We are always trying to find crafty solutions to fully utilize oddly-shaped spaces 🙂 Boat designers sure have a lot to consider!

Mark - January 26, 2015 Reply

VACILANDO looks beautiful and someone is going to get a wonderful boat with everything they need already in place.
You will be so sad to see her go I am sure as a boat becomes part of the family.

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