Gallery: Gowanus Canal Houseboat: Floating Brooklyn Home Generates Its ...

Believe it or not, it is entirely possible to live off the grid in a city like New York. The extremely polluted Gowanus Canal is dotted with a handful of houseboats, but only the vessel painted like a circus clown is completely self-sufficient. Called “The Jerko,” the eco-houseboat is home to 29-year-old Adam Katzman who has turned his floating home into an energy efficient machine, which requires no utility hook ups from the City of New York. Take a tour of Katzman’s houseboat in a video after the jump.

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