Tiny House Boat on the Gatineau River
This tiny house lives on the water, and is one of the coolest tiny house boats we have ever seen. Â It is currently docked on the shore of the Gatineau River, in western Quebec, Canada. Â When Bonnie, the owner, is not living in â€œThe River Den (or La Tanniere)â€ she rents it out on AirBnB so that others can experience the incredible tiny house boat life that she has come to treasure.
The boat is made out of 5 pontoons and was designed by Bonnie and her friend Denis Tremblay who is a professional boat builder. Denis and some friends build the tiny houseboat by hand creating custom windows, cabinets, the aluminum frame and the grill floor in the sleeping loft. Â It can get cold in the winter, but the boat is built as a 4-season house so it is fully insulated and has a wood burning fireplace to keep the place warm in the winter. Â The houseboat has all the modern conveniences that you need, including a kitchen, toilet, dining room, living room, sleeping loft, back patio, and roof deck. Â The toilet is a Separett composting toilet and the power comes from a deep cycle marine battery which powers the lights, bilge pump and navigation lights. Â The one thing that itâ€™s currently lacking is a refrigerator. Â Currently bonnie uses a cooler with ice on the back patio, but she is considering putting in solar panels to general electricity to run the fridge. Â
Not only is it a functional tiny house, but also it is a functional boat. Â The boat can be taken out for a ride whenever you want! Â It has a gas motor and runs super smoothly. Â Or if Bonnie ever wants to relocate, â€œThe River Denâ€ has been built to size so that it can be transported on the road as well. Â