MTV Jibs? Tour This Guy’s Self-Built, On-Lake Floating Cabin

You’ve heard of building a cabin in the woods — but what about building a cabin on a lake? Well, one British Columbia man got the idea and moved on it.

David Ratzlaff calls his cabin on the Kinbasket Reservoir the “Marge Barge.” Sure, it resulted from a zany plan, but the end product goes exceptionally hard. Ratzlaff built the rig on a log barge out of excess materials from his work as a general contractor.

Spoiler alert: It’s a pretty far cry from a houseboat.

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.


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