Steve and his friend Rick meet in Maine every year to restore old boats. Now, Steve wants to build an innovative tiny floating home to live in full-time. Using recycled materials, they build a shanty-style houseboat on a catamaran hull. Making up the design as they go along, the two friends visit a marine salvage yard and find windows left by the roadside to put the finishing touches on the houseboat. Completed in just two months, they then must jack it up onto a trailer and take it to the water's edge to see whether it will sink or float. The home floats but now the real challenge is to navigate it out into open ocean on a maiden voyage to Maine.