House Boat Plans – How it All Started

Hello there, I wanted to share with you how I got started in finding the house boat plans that I needed to really spruce up my houseboat. It’s been a long time coming that my wife and I were able to afford a house boat and then retire out here on Vancouver Island on our house boat.

We had to look for something cheap, as we both haven’t earned a lot of money and we needed something that would help allow us to live the dream of house boating but at the income level we could afford. We’ve raised 3 kids and as you know, that can be expensive! But we love them. Click here to browse boating goods on Amazon.

Anyway, Maggie and I found a nice 1987 Sumerset Houseboat 62 footer that has 2 great bedrooms and all the amenities we would want. This way we can have friends and family stay with us when they’re out visiting on the Island. It only cost us $79k 5 years ago but we searched long and hard for a deal like that. Plus it did require a little bit of TLC. I’ve put another $15k into it mostly redoing the house boat floor plan.

It’s been a lovely project and we’ve spent the last 5 years living here on it and we just love this lifestyle. I started this blog to share with all my house boating friends I’ve made over the years, tips and tricks that I’ve learned in house boating. Even if you’re just interested in wooden boat building or yacht plans or even plywood boat plans you’ve come to the right place. House boat plans are crucial in finding the best way to develop your house boat to it’s fullest potential.

As a kid I used to build little boats and sail them on the ponds around town. I’d develop these rudimentary house boat plans. It was a wonderful way to spend my summers. To build a boat is very rewarding I’m sure you know what I mean. It doesn’t matter if it is a small dinghy or even a house boat or as in my case just a little miniature boat. But the thing is, you’ve got to build a boat using a proper boat plan. This will make your efforts so much easier and more enjoyable.

I have a friend who is building his own yacht now with the advice I gave him on where and how to find a proper yacht plans. It’s coming along nicely, and I can’t wait to spend some time on it! But back to house boat plans and where to find them.

Happy Sailing,