Looking around, shanty boats have been around for a long time. The dream of living on the water is hardly new. Shanty boats were the obvious choice for itinerant workers, miners, dockworkers, and farmers. And as living on land has felt more and more constrained, people have looked to the relative freedom of rivers, lakes, and seas.
Here are some of the inspirations I’ve found from various online sources.
|“Floating Shack” by Sadieinoz1957. A floating bluegrass stage on the Derwent River, Hobart City, Tasmania, Australia.