1. Matt Derrick

    An Artist, a Shantyboat, and the Lost History of American River Communities

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    Wes Modes is documenting life along America’s waterways. BY JONATHAN CAREY MARCH 07, 2019 An Artist, a Shantyboat, and the Lost History of American River Communities Made from recycled materials, Modes’s shantyboat can weather the storms. WES MODES/ CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 THE RIVERS OF THE UNITED...
  2. Matt Derrick

    From Apartment Life to Living on a Sailboat in Alaska! Sailing & Cruising Liveaboards

    Megan and Rob are a pair of adventure seekers who are working hard to create the life of their dreams: living on a sailboat and exploring Alaska, working online and starting their own filmmaking company. All while continuing to actively explore their surroundings on bikes, in kayaks, in...
  3. Cracker

    squatting washed up boats

    There's a shitload of boats washed up everywhere in Florida after the hurricane. Even when there isn't a hurricane there's abandoned boats all over. If you could paddle to them on a raft or kayak or something they would be a great place to squat. I'm living on a boat right now and there's a...
  4. Matt Derrick

    Meet the junk rafts and gutter punks of the Venice Canals

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    Meet the junk rafts and gutter punks of the Venice Canals Tod Seelie Photographer In the summer of 2009, The Swimming Cities of Serenissima sailed from Slovenia to Italy, eventually making their way down the Grand Canal in Venice. The artist Swoon designed the junk rafts as a collective art...
  5. Cracker

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  6. Matt Derrick

    How shantyboats helped build a culture

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    A great video about the project by Kirsten Dirksen “I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river Is a strong brown god—sullen, untamed and intractable” – “Dry Salvages”, T.S. Eliot Long before Wes Modes began planning a journey down the Mississippi, he started building a...
  7. Maximus

    Ended up in NYC...

    So I ended up in NYC and I'm crashing with some friends in Washington Heights. I remember reading awhile back about a community of boat punks over here in the city. Anybody able to give me info on their whereabouts? Looking for good people to hangout with on my free days, maybe contribute to the...
  8. Matt Derrick

    Brilliant Yurt Design! - Mixing Tradition with Super Modern Construction

    I thought this video on putting together a yurt was pretty cool, so I thought I'd share it here. They also have a lot of other good videos about van dwelling, tiny houses, boat living, etc.
  9. Matt Derrick

    Pirates on the Danube

    News & Blogs Video Jamie Bowlby-Whiting cycled 1,000 miles on a £30 bicycle, then built a raft from recycled materials and floated down the Danube. Now that is what I call an adventure! Brew a cuppa and enjoy his tale. In the middle of 2012, I was working...