Friday, May 22, 2020

#ThrowbackThursday: Float Cabin Tours - Bathroom and Guest Room

Last week I shared the remodeled kitchen in our float cabin. From Summer 2011 through Spring 2012, with the help of our good friend John, we completed several float cabin improvement projects. The most involved was the addition of a bathroom and side porch.

Follow these links for details about the construction process.

Framed next to guest room.
Under Construction schematic video
Up Goes the Frame
Site Supervisor
Night Watchman
Bathroom and Porch

There's a compost toilet, tub, a pantry and a repurposed nightstand for storage. And now there's no need to climb the cliff to an outhouse.

The new bathroom.
It's nice to have indoor "plumbing" after all these years. Our kitchen sink hand pump for water and the woodstove for heating it are still integral components of our new bathroom.

But the most welcome addition is the compost toilet. An added bonus is that it is an approved black water solution that meets our water lease requirements.

A room for guests.
While we were at it, we remodeled the adjacent downstairs guest bedroom. The old window became the doorway into the bathroom. For a new window to let light into the room, John cut a hole in the back wall with his trusty chainsaw.

A new window.
We don't have many overnight guests, so the extra "bedroom" is a handy place to keep several days of wood in an indoor storage shelf.

It's also a good place to keep my books and crafting supplies, and as a nice spot to lounge in the sun to read, thanks to the new window.

Come take a YouTube video tour to see for yourself.

To read more about off-the-grid life in a float cabin, check out two of Wayne's books in the Coastal BC Stories series. -- Margy

Up the Lake -- Print for $9.95 or free Kindle introductory offer in most countries or $.99 USD elsewhere. Other free e-book offers are available at Smashwords and other online booksellers.

Farther Up the Lake -- Print for $9.95 or Kindle for $1.99. Other e-book formats are available at Smashwords and other online booksellers.

Thanks for visiting part of my world this week. For more great posts from Our World Tuesday, click here.

And also a meme called Through My Lens by Mersad.

I'm also posting on Travel Tuesdays at Intelliblog.

Posting to Friday Favorites at Condo Blues.

Hop on over to the Simple Life Mom for Homestead Blog Hop and see some great ideas for homesteading and simple living.

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And a Wednesday linkup My Corner of the World at Photographing New Zealand


  1. What an idyllic setting! The remodel came out great, very practical addition with a lovely window. You might have more visitors than you think come summer :)
    PS - nicely done video - I like your voice very much

    1. Hope things are okay for you down in LA County. - Margy

  2. wow
    what a woderful place

  3. What a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle. I think I could adjust to living there :)

    I am so glad that you took the time to share your world at 'My Corner of the World' this week! Thanks!

  4. Oh wonderful landscape, it's a paradise I think so,
    Greetings from Germany

  5. Looks like a little patch of heaven!

    Happy Sunday!

  6. I loved the tour! What an amazing place. John is quite the dude, too!

  7. Glad to see your lovely home once again, Margy. You indeed live in a patch of heaven.

    Do link up your post to #WW. We go live tomorrow with a new post and linky. :)

  8. Such a wonderful place ~ ^_^

    Be Safe, Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy