Searching for Freedom | Moving our Tiny Home Off Grid | Off Grid Boat Life

June 19, 2022 Sailing YouTubers

We’re going off grid in our liveaboard sailboat... Finally, we sail our Catalina 30 sailboat (and tiny home) away from the docks!

Other than a few weekend trips here and there, we’ve been moored at the docks for two years. That means easy water fill-ups, power, facilities, and the luxury of stepping off the boat onto solid ground. Now we’re changing all of that by going off grid in our liveaboard sailboat... Finally, we sail our Catalina 30 sailboat (and tiny home) away from the docks!

We had a few hiccups along the way, the most significant being that our engine failed during a key part of our journey. But we made it to anchorage safely in time for an incredible sunset.

If you enjoyed this video and want to support us directly, you can receive access to our episodes Ad-Free, our chat community, behind the scene updates and more at
These videos are made possible by the generosity of viewers like you and we want to thank you so much for being here!

If you are new to the channel, Blue Moon is a 1978 Catalina 30 sailing vessel which we acquired in 2020. One year later we decided it was time for a road trip and built out a 1998 Delica to drive across the country. Now we live aboard the boat full-time, take weekend trips in the van, and explore this beautiful world.

Thanks for watching!


Patreon Community!
Eric Smith
Fred Adrian
Gerald FitzGerald
Josh Klar
Paul H and Linda L
Tom & Siiri
Cathy Norrie
Dave Hines
Ed Mcormick
Jesse Milam
Jim M
Joseph DiMarino
King David
Michael Bingham
Paul Beadle
Scot Yount
Sean Perry
Simon Law
patreon -

Instagram -

paypal -

Our Mustang PFD's (we receive a small commission if you purchase through this link :D):

We use royalty-free music from Epidemic Sound. Sign up with our link to get 10% off your first 12 months PLUS during the month of June the first 30 days are free!

Traveling Home by Northside
Departing by Luwaks
Work Undone by Pearce Roswell
Nordic Shine by Savvun
Lottery by Ten Towers
0:00 - In this episode
0:36 - Last morning on the docks
1:39 - Scraping the hull
3:33 - Scrub the decks!
5:09 - Final preparations and provisions
8:32 - Let’s go sailing
9:15 - Big boat vs little boat
9:59 - Sailing the west coast
15:58 - Anchoring
17:22 - Land ho! Exploring this beautiful island
19:23 - Sunset dinner off grid
20:40 - Debrief: our engine died
25:04 - Fire in the wood stove

alternative lifestyle  alternative living  boat life  boat life routine  catalina 30  couple vlog  daily routine  floating home  fuel  going off grid  live aboard sailboat  liveaboard  living off grid  living off the grid  living on a boat  living on a sailboat  minimalist living  moving off grid  off grid  off grid living  off grid tiny house  preparing for off grid  sail  sailboat living  sailing  stormy weather  tiny home  tiny house  tiny living  west coast 

Blue Moon Life

Blue Moon Life
  • Joined: November 30, 2020
  • Subscribers: 21,800
  • Videos: 132
  • Views: 2,189,852
  • Victoria, BC, CA
  • Language: EN

Jonas and Gillian from the SV Blue Moon share an honest look at the benefits and challenges they are facing as liveaboards and share stories and videos about sailing, liveaboard, travel, and alternative living.