Couple Living in a Tent on a Self-Built Raft – Floating Off the Grid

Jojo and Norah are on the adventure of a lifetime! They live in a tent on a self-built raft and travel around Sweden’s lakes via the Dalsland Canal. Their raft measures 2.9-meter x 7-meter and it’s built with impregnated wood and 28 x 200 litre barrels. It weighs a total of 1.5 tonnes and is powered by a 6 hp 2-stroke engine.

You can follow Jojo and Norah’s adventures here:

The couple has created a surprisingly cozy little float home on the raft with a bed, a table and chairs, and even a woodstove! For electricity, they have 2x 150-watt solar panels and 3 batteries.

When they visit small towns along their route they carry groceries and gas cans on a homemade handcart.

Their tent is a Sibley 500 Protech tent by Canvas Camp:

And you can find out more about the Dalsland Canal here:

If you’re curious about Jojo’s previous tent life experience, you can check out the video we made with him last year:

Thanks for watching!

Mat & Danielle




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Music & Song Credits:
All music in this video was composed, performed, and recorded by Mat of Exploring Alternatives.

Editing Credits:
Mat and Danielle of Exploring Alternatives

Filming Credits:
Jojo and Norah from My Northern Story

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46 Replies to “Couple Living in a Tent on a Self-Built Raft – Floating Off the Grid”

  1. S. T.

    12:13…. woman has really had enough of that type of life hoping the guy understands…, unfortunately it's what he wants to do and hopefully he can continue to do what he wants, not what someone else dictates.

  2. AS AS

    Love it! Do we need to apply permit to live off the grid? Will the govt or local resident file a complaint against?

  3. Michael Tulloch

    It’s crazy how I would think you be along living like that but god always find a partner for you love this

  4. TheTwoTravelers

    Due to YOUTUBE banning freedom of speech on their platform we will no longer be supporting them, which means we can no longer watch your channel.

  5. Arnold Ziffle

    👍What a wonderful life, how many months before the water freezes. It looks just amazing.
    Best wishes from California.

  6. Anonymous

    I like the idea of this. Also had an idea. The long rug area down the center. Beneath that have a removable keel, could be half of a round table. Anyhow drop it through the center and this would help with wind drift, especially at night. May help prevent capsizing. Lift it up and out if the way when not needed. Could actually use a pivoting keel in the front that is engineered into the steering of the outboard motor as well. Nothing more agrivating than trying to steer a boat in wind with just a small outboard.

  7. The Old Hobbit

    A first visit for me, but a great story in the making. The recent update that they are having some time apart has for some reason brought out the "marriage Bashers" which saddens me. This month my wife and I will be celebrating our 40th year together and no, its not be all plain sailing. My good lady deserves a medal, putting up with me and my different way, she was God sent and now, more than ever realise how lucky I am. Its far too easy for people to get a solicitor and give up on marriage……….

  8. Pass Priority

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