Vivant sur l'eau: Une péniche des années 30 (Living on a 1930's canal boat)

This French couple found a 1930's canal boat on the internet and took 6 months to fashion it into their own little "cocoon." They filled it with repurposed objects, interesting finds and castoffs that give every piece of furniture in the boat a second life. Now, they live in this cool little intimate space just a stone's throw from Paris! I can hardly imagine living in a space like this- I wonder if it's claustrophobic with the lower ceilings and such? I love their take on decorating it with found, used things, though.
Feeling inspired? check out the boats for sale on or! (photos by Laurent Durand from Sept. 2009 Marie Claire Maison)