Adventure. Frugality. Balance. A New Life

Bryan Lowe of Escargot fame, has moved his web site and expanded to cover a wide variety of ShantyBoat information.

The entire idea behind a simple build, that doesn’t have to be fancy and "yachty", but lets you get on the water is very similar to my goals. I’m building a different style boat, but some of my priorities match well with the ShantyBoat lifestyle.

Dedicated to life on the water in the style of old. Shantyboats. The word Shanty means a small crudely built dwelling or shelter usually of wood. But I think a shantyboat implies simple, functional, slower paced life on the river. It also implies a vessel that you build yourself. It doesn’t have to mean junky, but it does imply individuality, with an air of simplicity in the romantic sense