Hello it’s Debbie from the CraftyPerson team. I live in Portland Oregon on a boat. I know, a little different but it’s me. I often am asked what it is like to live-aboard a boat year-round? I thought I would take an opportunity to give you a little tour of our home sweet home.
We live on a 1997 40′ Carver 400. It’s similar to living in a 40′ RV but wider and it’s on the water. The width of our boat is 13′. If I had to guess a square footage, I would say 650 sf. We live in an upscale marina on the Columbia River which separates between Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.
We have three decks on this boat; a bridge, a mid-deck, and an aft-deck outside the master room sleeping area.
Below is a picture of our “living room”. It’s quite comfortable. I lay on the couch often to watch TV. We’ve had up to 8 people sitting and watching a game before.
The kitchen is compact. We have a convection microwave, large refrigerator, and two gas burners.
Here’s our oven.
This is the forward guest room. Or what I often call my recovery cave. I can spend hours in this comfy area watching TV or reading. It has a great skylight. The guest bathroom is between the kitchen and this room.
This is the master sleeping area which has a bathroom to the left with a full shower.
The bridge is where it all happens. There is a bench in front for guests to sit while we are cruising so they have incredible views. We have an ice-maker, stereo and sink close to this area.
So that’s it. You may be asking where do I keep all my crafting supplies? I keep my Paper Pumpkin Monthly Craft kits on the boat. They are so small and everything I need is contained in a box. I simply bring it out and craft away. All the “other” stuff is at my team’s house or in my storage unit.
It’s a short tour but there isn’t much more to see. 🙂