Friday, September 22, 2017

Little Country House for Rent in Highlands Oaxaca Region Oct 2017 4000 pesos/$225 US

Doing this a favor for our landlord. Semi-furnished. Low power bill. Altiplano living at 5100 feet up so no heating or cooling bills. Solar rooftop water heater. Well water. I'd imagine first-last on rent or a small security deposit. No contract but he would do one if you wish. Victor has been honorable to us, your fellow potential neighbors, to date, and a local citizen in good standing of our little town here, La Chigolo. Takes about 15 minutes to drive into the city but quiet out here. Good Oaxaca state primer is Moon guidebooks Oaxaca. A exotic place overall with good regional food. Drawbacks are occasional protests and road blockades in the city.... and no paved streets in our part of La Chigolo. Not a problem in dry season (Nov-April) but muddy sometimes in the wet season.

You can e-mail me at   but please not a lot of tire kickers. Better to call Victor, the landlord, who speaks good english, directly at 52-664-274-8312. Easy to fly into Oaxaca city and the airport is about a 45 minute drive from here in La Chigolo.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Flat Bottomed Sailboat Homes: the JOY in a few pix.

Yup, dried out in a wild & remote Alaskan cove in a spot other sailboaters could only dream of getting to.

A paid-off, energy independent, wood stove heated, chinese lugsail powered, finger-in-the-wind to the grid and gridlocking power mongers and sub-cretinoids in general. Able to move around at will: SEA GYPSY STYLE, baby!!!!!!!!!

What? Me worry? I don't THINK so, melon Farmer.

A easy to build home. This one was built by another guy and his wife and is 31 feet. I did build a 37 footer though, and now 9 other wooden boats too. I taught myself carpentry and didn't know jacksquat about it until about age 45 when I realized how fine boat homes could be.

Flat bottomed craft are the easiest to build and, coincidentally. the b-e-s-t, IMHO. And chinese junk lugsails are the best rig and also the cheapest to build.

A great 30 footer designed by veteran blue water, flat bottomed sailboat cruiser-liveaboarder Chris Morejohn. Six months hard work and a paid off home ready to go anywhere on the planet. From back canals in London to the out islands of Fiji to.......... wherever ones heart desires as conditions change.