This weeks Tiny House in a Landscape is of a narrowboat somewhere in Great Britain. I had the opportunity to see several of these a couple years ago while we explored rural England. Wikipedia defines a narrow boat: A narrowboat or narrow boat is a boat of a distinctive design, made to fit the narrow canals of Great Britain.
Modern “narrowboats” are used for recreation and more and more as homes, whose design is an interpretation of the old boats for modern purposes using modern materials.
Because of their slenderness, some narrowboats seem very long. The maximum length is about 72 feet (22 m), the length of most locks on the narrow canals. However, modern narrowboats tend to be shorter than this, so that they can cruise anywhere on the connected network of British canals – including on the “wide” canals (built for wider, but shorter, boats).
To see what it is like to live on a narrowboat visit Dominique’s Narrow Boat, and watch the video below by Kirsten.