The PRIDE OF BUFFALO Geodesic Houseboat

The Pride of Buffalo, designed and built by Michael R Weekes is a 16′ long, 10′ wide, 9′ high geodesic houseboat inspired by R Buckminster Fuller. It was launched at Canalside on the Buffalo waterfront at the Western Terminus of the Erie Canal on Thursday, July 25th. The boat was built by myself, entirely, in 28 days, for less than a cost of $2,000 USD. It weighs approximately 900 pounds. The unique cabin is made of common 2 x 2 lumber, connected to 1/2″ plywood 8″ dia. hubs. The vessel is arguably the most efficient home-built houseboat in the world. For more information contact Mike at yellowstone_mike@yahoo.com

Design Specs

LOA:
16′ 
0″
Beam:
10′ 
0″
Designer Name: 
MICHAEL R WEEKES
Type/Rig/Power: 
Barge (Float with geodesic cabin frame)
Builder Name: 
MICHAEL R WEEKES
Home Port: 
Buffalo, NY
Launching Date: 
July 25, 2013