Tiny Houses

Solar powered houseboat takes tiny living to the water

There are quite a few options available for Le Koroc, including fishing gear, an electric anchor, electric motor, barbecue, and a propane-powered heating system
There are quite a few options available for Le Koroc, including fishing gear, an electric anchor, electric motor, barbecue, and a propane-powered heating system
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The Le Koroc model pictured is the fishing version and its deck area is equipped with a fish tank to store the day's catch
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The Le Koroc model pictured is the fishing version and its deck area is equipped with a fish tank to store the day's catch
Le Koroc is topped by a rooftop solar panel array
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Le Koroc is topped by a rooftop solar panel array
Le Koroc's kitchenette includes a two-burner stove, sink, fridge, and storage space
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Le Koroc's kitchenette includes a two-burner stove, sink, fridge, and storage space
Le Koroc's dining area converts into a bed
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Le Koroc's dining area converts into a bed
There are quite a few options available for Le Koroc, including fishing gear, an electric anchor, electric motor, barbecue, and a propane-powered heating system
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There are quite a few options available for Le Koroc, including fishing gear, an electric anchor, electric motor, barbecue, and a propane-powered heating system
Le Koroc is propelled by a Honda BF90 VTEC outboard 
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Le Koroc is propelled by a Honda BF90 VTEC outboard 
A small dining area in Le Koroc 
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A small dining area in Le Koroc 
Le Koroc's bathroom includes sink, shower, and toilet
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Le Koroc's bathroom includes sink, shower, and toilet
Le Koroc weighs in at 5,640 lb (2,560 kg)
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Le Koroc weighs in at 5,640 lb (2,560 kg)
Le Koroc's dashboard
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Le Koroc's dashboard
Le Koroc's many options include a gas-powered barbecue 
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Le Koroc's many options include a gas-powered barbecue 
Le Koroc's deck
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Le Koroc's deck
Le Koroc measures 26 x 8.6 ft (8 x 2.6 m)
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Le Koroc measures 26 x 8.6 ft (8 x 2.6 m)
Le Koroc can be mounted onto an optional trailer
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Le Koroc can be mounted onto an optional trailer

This appealing little houseboat was designed by Quebec boatbuilder Daigno. Named Le Koroc, it's available in two versions, catering either to fishermen or those who just want a tiny dwelling that floats. It also features solar power and an interior layout that makes the most of the limited space available.

Le Koroc measures 26 x 8.6 ft (8 x 2.6 m), and is mostly built from sustainably-sourced cedar and plywood. It sits atop three aluminum pontoon floats and can be attached to an optional trailer. Total weight comes in at 5,640 lb (2,560 kg).

The model pictured is the fishing version, so its deck area is equipped with three swivel seats and a sonar system, as well as a fish tank to store the day's catch, a dashboard, and an instrument panel. The vacation version is similar, but the fishing gear is swapped out for extra seating.

The cabin has a dining and seating area that can be turned into a bed. Elsewhere lies a kitchenette with two-burner propane-powered stove, a sink, fridge, and storage space. Daigno also managed to squeeze a bathroom in there, which has a shower, sink, and a choice of toilet types, including composting and chemical.

Le Koroc's kitchenette includes a two-burner stove, sink, fridge, and storage space
Le Koroc's kitchenette includes a two-burner stove, sink, fridge, and storage space

Le Koroc is propelled by a 90 horsepower (67 kW) Honda BF90 VTEC outboard. All electricity comes from roof-based solar panels hooked up to batteries, and a charcoal-based gray water recycling system is also installed.

There are quite a few options available for Le Koroc, depending on what buyers want to use it for, such as fishing gear, an electric anchor, electric motor, barbecue, and a propane heating system. In addition, the firm offers a larger version of Le Koroc called L'Équinoxe. This model has a similar design but is bigger, measuring 30 x 10 ft (9 x 3 m).

Le Koroc starts at US$65,000. Daigno is taking orders for Spring (northern hemisphere) 2019 now, with shipping throughout the US and Canada.

Source: Daigno

3 comments
Tom Lee Mullins
I think that is really cool. It would be neat to stay on it or even live on board and it would be a floating camper?
Aross
This would be really be environmentally friendly if the highly polluting gas motor was swapped out for an electric drive. I converted my 20 foot Princecraft pontoon to electric and it runs fine all be it a little more slowly. Keep the batteries charged with a 55 watt solar panel.
ProfessorWhat
I saw this in a lifestyle blog on YouTube, the dude drives around with it from place to place facing forward like that destroying the environment in a giant monster guzzling pickup.