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Cat on a houseboat – interior design video

SOPHIE: My name is Sophie. TRAVIS: I’m Travis SOPHIE: And we’re at DiMillo’s Marina in Portland. TRAVIS: Why don’t you come down and check out our boat? TRAVIS: Our first boat was the Catalina 27. It was great for one person and a cat. SOPHIE: We started looking for a bigger boat. It was like, all right. I’m living on it, it’s comfortable, but it’s not that comfortable. But did you know that there’s a make and model that’s the same boat for sale in South Portland for a little more money, but in good condition. TRAVIS: So we called the guy up and we looked at it. All the things that were wrong with the other boat had been fixed in this one.

SOPHIE: So the engine runs? You’re sure the engine runs? It really starts, it does. It’s good? He was like, yeah. Started it up. We’re like, wow. TRAVIS: So some things that are different on a boat than a house is everything moves. SOPHIE: We needed a special rack for books, and a special rack for our spices and things that wouldn’t fall over. TRAVIS: If it really gets rocky in here, the stuff will just end up on the floor, so it’s a good test of how clean you are. SOPHIE: The biggest challenge was finding storage for all out stuff. A U-shaped galley is a really common galley shape for boats, because there’s always something to brace yourself on, no matter how the wind is going. We’ve got the added benefit of this back here, three-burner propane stove and oven. We don’t have refrigeration. We have ice boxes, and we have hot and cold pressure water. TRAVIS: This is a seven foot by seven foot triangle, all cushioned under here. So we sleep our heads here, and our feet this way, because there’s less of an angle.

Hey, what are you doing? SOPHIE: Cat’s name is Sir Francis Drake. Sir Francis Drake was the first person to circumnavigate the world, and it’s a sweet nautical name. I wanted a dog forever, and the rule was that we couldn’t have a dog, until we had a 35-foot boat. And then we found this boat, fell in love with it, bought the boat. It’s 32 feet on deck, but it’s 35 feet overall, or 36.

The dog and the cat love each other. TRAVIS: Apartments are pretty expensive, houses are really expensive. This is a way to own your house and sail it. FEMALE SPEAKER: Love home and design? So do I. Have Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter? So do we. Be sure to subscribe to our channel at the links below. See you soon. .

The 0 bedroom, 0 bathroom micro man cave – Offbeat Spaces video

DEREK DIEDRICKSON: My name’s Derek Diedrickson. Right now, we’re outside of Boston. And I’m a carpenter, tinkerer, microarchitecturer. Something between those lines. Basically, the start of all this, I think– when I was a kid I used to build a lot of forts. And somewhere around that same point in time, when Nintendo first came out– dating myself here– my parents didn’t want me playing it inside all the time. So I went out and built my own first, real cabin, with heat, insulation, electricity, all that. I was like 10 or so, out in my backyard, just so I could play video games all the time.

From there, I just liked the whole freedom of just building these little, quick, turnaround shelters, shanties, escape pods, I kind of called them. They’re micro-shelters. If you’re working your grind, 9 to 5 job, or you’re working from home, I figure it’d be kind of cool to have an escape outdoors, where you could get some of your office, quote unquote, “work” done. These are the four that are kind of– it’s my mobile home park of tiny shacks, redneck village. This one here is called the Boxy Lady, more or less because it’s simply two plywood and recycled cedar cubes, Legoed, slapped together. It’s a mobile kiosk slash single-sleeper. This folds up. This roof piece folds off. There’s another table that folds down. And you could just wheel it around by a rope, almost like a wheelbarrow. It’s not that heavy. It’s kind of cool when the sun’s out just to sit in there. And it actually warms up pretty quick if you’re facing south. This one here is called the Gypsy Junker because of its slight resemblance in shape to a gypsy wagon. This one, except for the roofing and the wheels, is almost 100% roadside junk.

The old side of my washing machine, found window. This one’s the heaviest of all. It’s on wheels, but it takes two strong men to move. I got a little carried away when I started building it. And a lot of these aren’t really planned. So I start building them. This one got too heavy. This one’s called the Hickshaw. This is one of the first ones I built more recently. It’s a rickshaw for hicks. That’s where the name came from.

This one’s built out of all mill extras, recycled cedar. It’s 7 feet long or so, like 2, 2 and 1/2 feet wide. A single sleeper, again, but something if you went to Burning Man Festival, those kind of things, something you could pull around. This one here is called the Gotta Get Away. A lot of these are spur of the moment names. It was originally called the $100 Homeless Hut. This is another prototype for a very simple homeless shelter. You could build most of this for about $100, even with store-bought materials. The poly roofing and pre-cut plywood sides. Everything’s 4 by 4 by 4. Yeah, I like the whole idea of recycling, scavenging. There’s a certain satisfaction when you find something that someone’s deemed trash, thrown on the side of the road, and you take it and apply it and build it into something else. ERIKA STORM WASSER: Hey, guys. You’re watching “Spaces.” I’m Erika Storm Wasser. If you haven’t already, subscribe to our channel. What are you waiting for? .