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Todd McClure
04-09-2014, 11:25 AM
I've stumbled onto a homebuilt houseboat that a small family is apparently living in here in Portland OR. The builder, Than Monk, designed it after a Chinese "flower boat", crossed with a shanty boat and a small outboard. I find it fascinating, perhaps worthy of an article in the magazine. Anyone else?

https://www.facebook.com/RecurringDreamHouseboat

gnack
04-09-2014, 12:49 PM
Cute.

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David G
04-09-2014, 08:28 PM
Very nice. I've never see it. And I just spend 3 hours yesterday on that stretch of the Willamette. Where does it usually hang out?

Todd McClure
04-09-2014, 09:15 PM
They seem to move around. I think they spend a fair bit of time tied up to Cathedral Park. I plan to look them up in a few days when I have a little more time.

Ian McColgin
04-10-2014, 04:52 PM
Very nice.

goodbasil
04-10-2014, 09:51 PM
I'm very tempted to drive down and have a look.

J.Madison
04-29-2014, 02:19 PM
Its better looking than I expected. Good for them! Living as nomads on that river usually looks more..... derelict.

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Harvey Golden
04-29-2014, 05:03 PM
I just saw it at the dock on the Esplanade (east side, right downtown). Hoping to chat with the owner, but apparently no body home. Its really quite lovely-- must be 8x24'? I've dreamed of something similar, but more on the lines of Sam McKinney's "The Reach of Tide."
Here it is 30 min. ago:
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Yeadon
05-02-2014, 09:27 AM
I checked out their FB page. I'm surprised how mobile they are. Very cool.