House Boat

Designing, constructing, and living aboard a houseboat.

The Landlord Independent is a 40ft houseboat that was envisioned and created on the belief that the maritime environment is the ideal home for a sustainable artist community. In the spring of 2009, Zachary Weindel and I began a design process focused on repurposing disregarded materials for use in building our boat.

The collaborative process of imagining, planning, and building this vessel demanded that I learn new methods for managing a range of essential and unusual tasks. Building this boat taught me a great deal about the joys and challenges of managing multifaceted projects. The boats distinct phases of construction and the media coverage we garnered are documented here.

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