A Peek Inside Our Boat (Turned Tiny Home)
Figuring out how to furnish a tiny, floating space has been a bit of a challenge. But I think we've done a pretty good job of turning this boat into a home. The Catalina Wine Mixer is still a work in progress (and someday we may do some legit remodeling) but we think she's the prettiest place we've ever lived.
The first thing you'll see when you step aboard is the mid-deck. It's kind of like our front door and foyer rolled into one. You can access the bow, fly bridge, and main salon from here. We also use this space as Brian's office AND our dining room!
The fly bridge sits above our the mid-deck. It's a great spot for reading and naps. It's also where you'll find the steering wheel and navigation equipment.
Our primary living area is in the main salon. It's where you'll find our living room, galley (that's boatspeak for kitchen) and my office.
Our bedroom came complete with a built-in bed (it sits on top of our water tanks) and two very small closets. We also have an ensuite bathroom!
And that's our boat-turned-tiny-house! Not pictured: our 2nd bathroom and bedroom. We currently use the other bedroom as a storage space for our food, laundry, and linens.
There are tons of perks to living aboard (and living tiny), but I've found having less STUFF to worry about to be the most liberating. We were able to redecorate the boat in just a couple of hours (thanks, Target!) and our shopping list was pretty small. I'm excited to see how our home continues to evolve!