Narrowboat home

Posted on Wed, 29 Feb 2012 by midcenturyjo

Perhaps one of the more unusual homes we have featured on Desire to Inspire. This narrowboat conversion is by Dominique Brown (blog here). Built in the 70s, gutted and refitted for a simple onboard life for a young couple, the boat is just 9m long and under 2m wide. The seating pulls out to a double bed. Shelves drop down, the bathroom and wardrobe are behind sliding doors at one end. A simple yet stylish life on the English canals.


Allison says:

WOW! That's quite the transformation! It looks wonderfully cosy. I'd like one of my own!

rooth says:

How compact and cute – it's a tight squeeze inside but I'm guessing you spend most of your time outdoors anyway

Melanie says:

What a fun way to live. And beautifully decorated.

Petit et cosy! une belle réussite. Merci pour la découverte. j'aime les bateaux.

alanc230 says:

I don't think I could live in such a small space now, but I would really have enjoyed a home like this when I was younger. It does look like fun.

Ypille says:

Would love to own this one! I didn't see a bathroom, was there one? No matter – still cute and functional…

kate says:

Oh my. I want to live like that. Seems so nice and simple.

Lindsay says:

I love this minimalist living. I aspire one day to do it in a RV!

Jefferson Porto says:

Very good idea,fire place in special.
Do you have photos before and after bathroom?

Ideia muito boa,em especial a lareira.
Você tem fotos do banheiro antes e depois?


I have lived on a 25' sailboat and a 28'motor home. Both were very enjoyable. I loved the compactness and the freedom to take of on very short notice.

If I wanted to simply sail for a few days, I could be gone in a few minutes. Or drive the motor home anywhere. Even towing a car, I could be on the road in two hours from the decision to go.

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