Everything You Always Wanted To Know
Founder and Editor at Cruising Freedom
This is the definitive guide on Odd Life Crafting for 2023.
Over the last 2 years, I have spent 30+ hours watching and researching everything I could about Odd Life Crafting to learn more about their story and unique choice of a sailing vessel.
(Yes, watching for that many hours means I really am *that* obsessed with Duca and Roberta 😃)
If you wanted to know:
➜ How Odd Life Crafting afforded their boat
➜ How they make their money today
➜ What boat do they have and its upgrades
➜ If Roberta offers uncensored footage
➜ How you can start crossing oceans
Then you’ve definitely come to the right place.
Before we start, a quick introduction from me…
The Cruising Freedom Author
Ahoy, Matey! I’m Joshua from Australia.
I’ve built the perfect business to sail the world.
A business model which can allow me to:
➜ Own a catamaran debt-free
➜ Go for weeks without WIFI
➜ Create semi-passive income
➜ Inspire others to dream big
But more on that later… 🙂
Odd Life Crafting FAQs (April 2023)
Duca (Eduardo) Cassol (age 38)
Roberta Montibeller (age 39)
Odd Life Crafting owns a 1991 Dinieper Tropic 1200 which is a 44ft steel sailboat. This boat sat in a yard and was neglected for over 22 years before being discovered by this energetic couple.
Check out the tour before they started working on it:
They got themselves committed to the project and the rest is history. Today they’re sailing the world.
Prior to this, they owned 2 previous small sailboats.
They have done a ton of boat work since and replaced almost everything in their epic journey on YouTube.
It wasn’t easy but has paid off well. I highly recommend watching their complete build series, and my list of upgrades would require multiple pages… 🙂
They are currently in Rio de Janeiro after having left São Paulo, Brazil.
This means they are currently a week or two behind on their video production as it’s been challenging to find reliable WIFI.
They haven’t been sailing all that much, but have just started to explore Brazil.
How did they find the money? They both worked hard and as they lived a simple life and had no children, they were able to save up enough to purchase their project yacht a few years ago and get to work.
They put a ton of sweat equity into the build, learned much along the way and inspired the YouTube community.
YouTubers often become wealthier by the day.
As of 2023, Odd Life Crafting has a net worth of $580,000. This is based on the value of their yacht, their personal savings and business income.
I imagine that numerous boat manufacturers would be willing to offer them a ‘free’ boat that Sailing La Vagabonde did in 2017.
Duca and Roberta are extremely knowledgeable and are committed to their mission.
Odd Life Crafting makes a remarkable $11,000/month on YouTube through simply:
➜ Allowing ads to be shown on their channel
➜ Providing referral links to all their camera gear and parts
➜ Selling their own Odd Life Crafting merchandise via Teespring
➜ Accepting Patreon and PayPal donations from their loyal fans
➜ And finally, accepting brand sponsorships and affiliate links to their sailboat gear
They have absolutely mastered the art of making an income through YouTube, and many channels could learn a thing or two about their secrets.
Have they shared the spotlight on YouTube with any other channels? Absolutely! They have met up with:
➜ Sailing Parlay Revival (they have a ton of synergy with Colin!)
➜ SV Delos
➜ Sailing Dark Angel
➜ Sailboat Story
They met most of these cruisers at the Annapolis Boat Show in late 2021.
So in terms of who they’ve actually hung out AND sailed together with:
➜ Chicama Sailing
They have also been inspired by S/V Rapunzel:
Things haven’t been easy but they’ve worked through the lowest of the lows, including:
➜ Breaking their quadrant
➜ Replacing their mast
➜ Running aground (making them true sailors now!)
➜ Having several meltdowns
They have continued to inspire many people to restore their own abandoned boats and see the world.
Where to next? They are planning to explore South America before cruising into the South Pacific.
They have discussed having children on more than one occasion. I believe they’ll make wonderful parents and their yacht is capable to handle 1-2 children.
What can we learn from this wise and ambitious couple?
➜ Be resourceful in what you have
➜ It’s never easy, but it’s worth it
➜ Don’t let the years slip on by
➜ Find a partner who’ll 200% support you
And most important, don’t rush yourself. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. 😊
Duca and Roberta deserve every sundowner, sunrise and to be welcomed into every port. They have taken on a project that very few people wouldn’t even consider…and have COMPLETELY knocked it out of the park!
Much of the cruising community praises their work ethic and dedication to their restoration project. I certainly can’t wait to see what is to come!
Create Your Own Cruising Freedom
Hey! 😃 it’s Joshua again…
I’ve been very inspired by Odd Life Crafting and their travels…
Some say I’m obsessed, but sailing the world is my childhood dream.
They’re living the dream, but that dream isn’t actually that far away.
I mentioned earlier about discovering the #1 cruising business model.
With this exciting opportunity, I’ll be able to:
➜ Generate a sustainable full-time income through learning basic skills
➜ Fund the purchase of my first sailing catamaran without any loans
➜ Do it without selling to friends and family (I found a better solution!)
➜ Share my lifetime passion for sailing, cruising and global adventures
Keen to discover more? Jump on the free training right now. 👨🏻💻
(I share more about it on the next page…🙂)