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Seven Houseboats

On this (thankfully) rainy morning, I’m at the v. cool Prooflab Coffee House in Mill Valley and was fiddling around on TheShelterBlog on my MacAir, fast wi-fi, did a search under “Nomadic – Boats” and came up with these 7 boats.

https://www.theshelterblog.com/category/nomadic-homes/boats/

 We’re building this blog day by day, new post every day, 7/365 — and it gets better every week.

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Lloyd’s Camping Vehicles, Part 2

These days I’m doing less posts on this blog and more on TheShelterBlog. I realized that I had a lot of build-garden-homestead-forage experience (and assemblage) to communicate and liked the idea of putting it all in one place.

I’ll cross-reference some of my posts on the new blog with this one, such as this:

I bought it used from a builder friend. It didn’t have the “Xtra cab,” so the bed was 8′ long.
Tarp for Shade:  I had a Yakima Rocket Box on racks on the camper roof, with a flea market tarp (12’×14′) folded up inside. The frame was 1″ electrical conduit, with special connectors tightenable with wingscrews. The tarp was aluminized fabric. It was weighted down with canvas bags filled with sand and hung from each corner (ingenious!). Took maybe 45 minutes to set up. I’d place it butting up to the truck bed.
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I'm Doing Tiny Homes on the Move Presentation Tonight in Pt. Reyes Station, Calif.

It’s sponsored by Pt. Reyes Books and will be at 7:30 PM, Friday November 7th at the Presbyterian church in Pt. Reyes. I’ll also be talking about my early years in building and publishing, and passing out copies of our Tiny Homes on the Move mini-book (2″ x 2″).

The above photo is in the November 6th issue of the Pt. Reyes Light, along with a description of our greenhouse and my background.

I was lucky to have master photographer Art Rogers shoot this photo. Art works with real film and large-format cameras.

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Big Crowd in Vancouver Monday, Street Art & Godfrey's Art in Victoria Yesterday

300 people showed up for my slide show/book signing at the Vancouver Public Library Monday night, and they had to turn others away due to fire marshal regulations. It was the biggest and best crowd I’ve ever had. Lively discussion, total rapport. I signed a ton of books.

Vancouver is a 10-star city (along with San Francisco, Hong Kong, and — Victoria.

I made the 20-minute flight from Vancouver to Victoria in a Beechcraft 20-seater, had to duck to get through aisle to seat/only one other passenger, into Victoria in rain, picked up Mazda-2 rental car, drove in to Victoria, spotted spectacular street art, started shooting pics.

Visited Anián off-the-grid clothing/surfboard/venue conglomeration of little buildings, solar-powered complex. More to come on this tuned-in micro-village later.

The sculpture is by Godfrey Stephens (who I’m about to go visit) and is at Swan’s Hotel & Brew Pub.

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