Designing, constructing, and living aboard a houseboat.

The Importance of Outreach

The enthusiasm that helped drive us to build this boat was rooted in a vision for a larger community. Keeping up momentum on construction required us to growing the public’s awareness of our ambitions. This meant actively sharing our vision by seeking news stories, constructing a website, and managing the project’s public perception.

Boat Livin'
The College Hill Independent

We approached the vessel by canoe-the Seekonk River was placid and frigid at 7:30 in the late October morning. A hoodied figure in shredded, paint- stained jeans, sporting some feral bed head, emerged from the boat's cabin with a steaming cup of coffee and a face fresh from having woken up to the water. As he called out to us in the canoe, a massive, jet-black raven landed on the man's shoulder. Read More...

November 22, 2010

Weathering the Storm'
The Providence Journal

Much like Rhode Islanders across the state, Dan Gladstone and Zachary Weindel stepped out of their house on Wednesday morning and began shoveling.

But that's pretty much where the similarities ended.

January 13, 2011

On the Water and Off the Grid
The Phoenix

Olneyville neighbors Zachary Weindel and Daniel Gladstone are determined to live off the grid - way off the grid.

Through with rent and utility payments - through with land-bound living itself - the pair is building a 25-by-40 foot experimental boat out of reused materials taken from old barns and a demolished World War II watch tower. Read More...

August 19, 2009