For those wanting to sail away from the stresses of daily life, this solar-powered tiny house boat is the perfect off-grid escape. Built by Quebec-based boat builders Daigno, the floating home, which comes with a price tag of approximately $65,000, provides all the amenities needed for a comfortable life on the water.
Daigno is well-known for its boat constructions, but Le Koroc is a special model designed to be lightweight and efficient. Built with laminated white cedar beams and strong plywood, the floating home weighs just over 5,000 pounds.
Although a very compact tiny home at just 24 feet long and 8 feet wide, the interior of the cabin is equipped with all of the basics. A bistro table is located in the kitchen, and just off this space, the compact bathroom is complete with a stand-up shower. In the back of the boat, a dinette table folds out into a bed frame, transforming this area into a cozy bedroom. Two benches on either side fold out to provide a mattress. Space-efficient storage is found throughout the tiny house.
The front of the boat hosts the main living space, an open air deck built for passing the days by with a fishing pole in one hand and a cold beverage in the other. There is a dining table with seating for two, an area for barbecuing and a built-in fish tank for storing the day’s fresh catch.
The metal roof is equipped with a 265-watt solar panel, which connects to batteries that power the boat’s lighting and refrigerator. Recessed LED lighting is installed throughout the tiny house to reduce its energy use. Daigno’s floating homes can be ordered with special composting toilets and other sustainable features.
Via Tiny House Talk
Images via Daigno and video by Exploring Alternatives