The houseboat, built by the canadian environmentalist, was driven to the shores of Ireland. The ark, the size and shape resembles a van, made it from Newfoundland to the beach in County Mayo approximately two months. Irish environmental activists said that if the owner will not demand your house back, they are ready to restore it and turn it into a tourist attraction.
The BBC Russian service translates the inscription on the wall inside the ship: “I, Rick small, to donate this building to the homeless young people that they had the best life that Newfoundlands prefer not to have. No rent, no mortgage, paying for electricity no.”
Rick small – ecoaventuras from Ontario who drove 7,000 kilometres across Canada, from British Columbia to Newfoundland, on a homemade tricycle c solar panels, writes the Irish Independent. The staff of the Irish coast guard have contacted colleagues from Halifax. They said that the owner was hoping to cross the Atlantic on his houseboat, but he managed to dissuade.
Michael Hurst from the coast guard in County Mayo, one of the first toured the houseboat, said that the ship made from scraps of wood, polystyrene and foam. The house is supplied with Windows and solar panels. The length of the house is about six meters and a width of about 3.5 meters. “I would not like going somewhere in it. But if you are homeless, this is a real castle,” added Hurst.
Mayo / Canadian Houseboat on dry land for the night. Decision as to what happens next rests with Mayo County Council. More on @rtenews pic.twitter.com/OZKVGASvO0