A Tiny Home That Floats

If you like tiny house designs, you will love this story about Ms. Clegg an 83 woman who lives on a unique small house plan, a schooner that is docked on the Upper West Side in New York City. She has a beautiful view, and no one bothers her. She says it's sometimes hard to get back on the boat as the water can get quite choppy, but it's certainly a pretty spot. Ms. Clegg lives on a 39-foot schooner that is docked for most of the year at the 79th Street Boat Basin which is located on the Upper West Side. On a recent afternoon, there was a light wind that was rippling the Hudson River, moving Ms. Cleggs schooner in a way that pens and cups and visitors were moving about the cockpit. But she seemed oblivious to it all, moving around the schooner cabin in search of her outdoor seat cushions.

Ms. Clegg, who is now 83, started living on a boat in 1987 when she was 54. She had been living at the time in a large studio that was rent-regulated on 75th Street near Columbus Avenue since the late 1960s, and she was paying only $300 a month. But after new owners bought the building she lived in and were trying aggressively to vacate it she decided that a buyout was preferable. She received $23,000 and a year to leave the apartment. She put the money into building her boat called the JFS Salignac, which cost her around $90,000, designing a two-masted schooner that she would be able to sail alone and lined in Honduran mahogany as opposed to Brazilian as she wanted the color to be redder so that it would feel cheery. You'll want to read the whole story on the New York Times site.

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