The blog of the design, construction, and launching of the vessel "Floating Empire", an electrically driven boat utilizing recycled and repurposed materials and a mix of modern and 18th and 19th century technologies to reduce carbon footprint. The vessel is a tiny house barrel barge, simply built of castoff materials and easily available parts, providing an easy living space for an individual or couple
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Doors and windows and walls
We are very near, now, to having the deck house fully enclosed. A good part of today was spent creating the bow doorway, staining and varnishing the wood, cutting the acrylic to cover it, building the aft topside window....you get the idea.
We also mounted all the tuftex for the floor to ceiling windows in the aft studio. This is amazing inside, and at night, it has a lovely kind of art deco-y quality.
Its a wonderful material with which to work. I ssee now why Deek at Relaxshacks.com loves the stuff so.
We also did some prep to disassemble our wonderful old chargiller grill. Seriously, if you love cooking over charcoal, get one of these things. This one has been sitting here, used on very nearly a weekly basis, for over nine years now. But it's doomed. The lid with chimney is destined to become the hood and chimney for our hearth on the boat. Looking forward to many more wonderful meals from the thing.
In the middle of everything, we got this amazing rainbow. I sincerely hope it's an omen.
Tomorrow, the windows get finished and we begin with the insulation and hearth.
Things happen faster now. Keep touch, and please comment.