Houseboats on Frozen Canal in UK

Hi Lloyd,

I was out walking this morning along our local canal in Wiltshire UK and had to send you these of tiny homes working as they should! 🤟

Unknown boaters keeping warm and cosy on a –3 degrees C (27 degrees F) day. Canal frozen solid as well.

Cheers, Dean Mawdsley, UK

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

2 Responses to Houseboats on Frozen Canal in UK

  1. I couldn’t tell you the year but there was a couple in an Smithsonian magazine article, a married police officer couple who were liveaboards on their boat somewhere on the Great Lakes. They had shrink wrapped their boat over a self built rib cage of PVC pipe and covered it with just regular polyethylene plastic and the used propane torches to shrink the plastic. I couldn’t tell you the year of the publication. I had saved the magazine for a number of years but somehow lost it. 😕

  2. Fortunately these narrowboats predominately have steel hulls. I watch a great deal of the very popular Cruising the Cut on You Tube. David Johns the owner of the YouTube channel has also produced videos about narrowboats for Prime TV. A pleasure to watch.

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