October 16, 2009

Vivant sur l'eau: Une péniche des années 30 (Living on a 1930's canal boat)

This French couple found a 1930's canal boat on the internet and took 6 months to fashion it into their own little "cocoon." They filled it with repurposed objects, interesting finds and castoffs that give every piece of furniture in the boat a second life. Now, they live in this cool little intimate space just a stone's throw from Paris! I can hardly imagine living in a space like this- I wonder if it's claustrophobic with the lower ceilings and such? I love their take on decorating it with found, used things, though.
Feeling inspired? check out the boats for sale on www.locaboat.com or www.leboat.fr! (photos by Laurent Durand from Sept. 2009 Marie Claire Maison)


Petra - Designfragment said...

If you would like to see even better and more pics of this lovely houseboat, check this out:


Isn't it gorgeous?!

That's Not My Age said...

Wow that is lovely - they have some beautiful furniture. There's a 'boatel'in Arles,France that we plan to stay on, on our next trip.

Blue Muse said...

I always thought it would be so romantic to live on a boat - and this is a dreamy one!
xo Isa

mn said...

that's not my age: that should be such a fun experience! i've never stayed on a boat before but France would be the perfect place to try it out.

blue muse: it does seem kind of romantic, doens't it? i found it funny that in the article, one of the owners said that life on a boat is definitely the kind of thing that you either love or hate!