Couple buys a derelict boat and with incredible craftsmanship turns it into a stunning tiny boat house. Take a look inside!

The process of repair and renovation has a very mystical quality to it. Taking something old, worn, and discarded and changing it into a stunning work of art demonstrates the power of vision and skill. When you work on anything, such as transforming an old, decaying boat into a lovely miniature boat house, you bring it back to life and breathe fresh life into its tale.

It’s a labor of love in which patience, expertise, and attention to detail combine to produce something exceptional. Jason’s voyage in Victoria, Canada, began with the goal of learning how to build wood boats.However, it resulted in an unexpected outcome, since he has spent the last six years living on the water. “It’s been fantastic. “It gets into your blood,” Jason explained.

Jason, sitting on a chair by the dining area and telling Pax's story.

When he met Cayley, they discovered a mutual interest in alternative living and tiny homes, which made them the ideal pair to embark on a tiny boat house project together. A shipwright and a carpenter completed a remarkable restoration and remodeling operation on a boat originally built for Expo ’86 in Victoria, Canada. They discovered the boat in a deplorable state. However, understanding its untapped potential, the couple paid less than $6,000 for it.

Floating boat's spacious bedroom with a huge bed.

Jason and Cayley worked on it for a year and a half, developing it into a gorgeous work of art.Their knowledge and abilities enabled them to breathe new life into what appeared to be a lost cause. The outside needed major repairs, including hull restoration, while the inside was totally rebuilt. They maximized storage space, designed useful living rooms, and included one-of-a-kind features.

Cayley standing outside Pax during renovation.

Their 30-foot-long, 12.5-foot-wide catamaran served as their modest home on the water, which they named “Pax.” The galley had pre-fabricated cupboards, a propane burner, and an ingeniously built refrigerator and freezer. They chose a composting head over a typical holding tank for the toilet, favoring ease and simplicity. Despite the difficulties, the main living space included a meticulously made “swoopy-shaped” bench.

Jason and Cayley during the boat's renovation.

“I think you’re more able to be truly happy when you have the amount of things you actually need rather than the amount of things you’ve acquired over the years for one reason or another,” he continued. Watch the video below to see how lovely Pax the boat house is:

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