Small Green Homes: 1000 Days on the Schooner Anne

Small Green Homes: 1000 Days on the Schooner Anne

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Regina Yunghans
Jul 16, 2007

One thousand days at sea. How do they do it? That's what we keep asking ourselves as we follow the 1000 Days at Sea of New York City couple Reid Stowe & Soanya Ahmad. The couple is living on Stowe's self-built sailboat, Schooner Anne, as they navigate the open sea for 1000 days with no port calls...

After departing three months ago from New York Harbor, they have posted a daily log here that provides an invigorating look at their daily happenings on board. We're interested to see how day-to-day life plays out on the Schooner Anne. Domestic duties like window washing, cleaning the stove, doing the laundry, and growing a sprout garden are logged by Stowe and Ahmad in detail.

And talk about living green: Rainwater is being collected by tarps stretched over the deck, and a desalinator is used to turn sea water into drinking water. Solar panels are generating electricity for lighting and communications.

Stowe lived on the Schooner Anne in Chelsea for 10 years before moving the sailboat to Hoboken and now embarking on this thousand-day journey.

See a list of Anne's inventory, track the yacht's location, and more at 1000 Days at Sea: The Mars Ocean Odyssey.
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