Freycinet type propelled barge (38.5 meters by 5 meters) TAMSAT model built in 1930 at shipyard Walsum. In use of trade until 1985, then transformed into a boathouse. 5 rooms to the front and rear studio.
Parking: fixed location Lagny sur Marne since 2000.
We live on site in the front of the boat with our children.
We want to share our passion of riverine habitats on this boat that has lived much. It was built in 1930.
It sailed across France until 1985, then it was gradually converted into housing, while maintaining its excellent sailing qualities. Living on a boat is still exotic, even for the first time, even for 15 years! We have patiently built the rear studio in the spirit of the boat, which used to be the sailors quarters. The creation of the bathroom and the kitchen, removing overly cramped cabins has created a refined interior, with varnished wood and original details: the central pillar with rivets, sliding windows reminiscent of Lisbon trams, oak paneling... Contemporary comfort associated with a warm naval design between Art Deco and contemporary design.
The boat is parked on a natural shoreline, well shaded in the summer.
The street is a dead-end so the path is quiet. There are many kinds of animals in the river to delight young and old: swans, ducks, geese, and Marne is full of fish. This closeness to nature is our greatest asset.
The terrace is safe for children. We have raised two, whom are already teenagers and now we have our youngest 4 years old. Waves, seasickness. Few boats pass on the Marne and the pitch is very soft.