Making Waves: Boats, Floating Homes and Life on the Water, published by Thames & Hudson, offers inspiring reading for all those who have ever dreamed of living on a boat, either for a brief time or for the rest of their lives. Making Waves is a comprehensive guide to the secrets of how to transform the boat into a home: it delivers inspiring stories as well as practical tips, ranging all the way from storage solutions that make everyday life easier to how to find the right place to anchor in. With more than 400 charming colour photographs, this book captures the wonders of living on the waves – so step inside the cabin and be amazed!
Every boat has a story. For thousands of years, water vessels have provided livelihoods, catered to our spirit of adventure, and served as retreats from the pressures of modern life. It is little wonder that life on the water calls out to the creative and the curious—the mavericks, artists, architects, crafters, and designers who have made their homes on barges, shipping containers, houseboats, and more.
Featuring an international range of vessels, Making Waves celebrates those outliers seeking a different way of life; those exploring how living on a boat offers the chance to achieve a more satisfying work-life balance while holding much of the paraphernalia and constrictions of the modern world at bay. With stunning photography and packed with practical advice and inspiration, the book reveals how anyone can transform a boat into a beautiful and unique place to live and work.