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[[Image:Houseboat_in_Yangso,_China..jpg|thumb|250px|houseboat in Yangso, China]]
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'''Houseboats''' are one place people live. In some cultures, living on the water is common -- either on stilts or in a houseboat. In other places, a houseboat is a luxury -- a second home. Sometimes people who love to travel, select a houseboat as a way of living that allows them to move around.
   
 
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Do you like the water? Do you want to live ''very'' near it?
 
Do you like the water? Do you want to live ''very'' near it?
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Like other home structures, houseboats can be bought or rented.
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Space on most houseboats is fairly limited. So the appliances and storage tend to be compact, and some furniture will do "double duty". [[Compact house]]s and [[mobile home]]s have some of the same issues with limited space.
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Houseboats can vary quite a bit in size -- from a small boat to a large yacht.
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[[Image:Sunshine_from_Amsterdam.jpg|left|thumb|250px|houseboats on the canals in Amsterdam, Netherlands]]
   
 
==Related==
 
==Related==
 
* [[house]]
 
* [[house]]
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* [[mobile home]]
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* [[tent]]
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* specialized or [[extreme home]]s
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* [[igloo]]
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* [[storage]]
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[[Image:കെട്ടുവള്ളം....._A_houseboat_moored_on_the_backwaters....jpg|thumb|250px|houseboat on the backwaters with palms]]
   
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==References==
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* WebUrbanist.com on [http://weburbanist.com/2008/02/20/17-extreme-houseboats-and-houseboat-designs-luxury-marine-habitats-to-humble-floating-homes/ 17 Extreme Houseboats and House Boat Designs: From Luxury Habitats to Humble Floating Homes]
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* [http://www.seattlefloatinghomes.org/ Floating Homes Association] "We are an Association of people who live on or own floating homes in Seattle, Washington, USA.", pictures, stories, newsletter, tours
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* reprint of an article, "[http://raystown.org/the-media-center/houseboat-cruising-creates-enjoyable-weekend-getaway-pittsburgh-post-gazette-6142009.html Houseboat cruising creates enjoyable weekend getaway]", by Gretchen McKay, ''Pittsburgh Post Gazette'', Sunday, June 14, 2009
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* "[http://www.prlog.org/11179928-rental-houseboats-in-paris-are-considered-great-way-to-cruise.html Rental Houseboats In Paris Are Considered A Great Way To Cruise] from ''PRLog'' Free Press Release
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* [www.nasbla.org NASBLA.org], National <nowiki>[U.S.]</nowiki> Association of State Boating Law Administrators
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* NPR (U.S. National Public Radio) article on [http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=100355598 Kentucky Houseboat Maker Struggles To Stay Afloat] by David Greene, houseboat construction during a recession
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[[Image:The_Houseboat.jpg|thumb|left|250px|houseboat]]
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Commercial and rental sites
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* [http://www.eliteboatsales.net/ eliteboatsales.net] southern Kentucky
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* [http://www.houseboating.org/ houseboating.org]: Houseboat Rentals Across America
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* [http://aboardtheworld.com/reside The World]: Residences at Sea (Want an apartment on a ship?)
 
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[[Category:Structures]]
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[[Category:Unusual]]

Latest revision as of 11:44, January 21, 2016

Houseboat in Yangso, China.

houseboat in Yangso, China

Houseboats are one place people live. In some cultures, living on the water is common -- either on stilts or in a houseboat. In other places, a houseboat is a luxury -- a second home. Sometimes people who love to travel, select a houseboat as a way of living that allows them to move around.

Do you like the water? Do you want to live very near it?

Like other home structures, houseboats can be bought or rented.

Space on most houseboats is fairly limited. So the appliances and storage tend to be compact, and some furniture will do "double duty". Compact houses and mobile homes have some of the same issues with limited space.

Houseboats can vary quite a bit in size -- from a small boat to a large yacht.

Sunshine from Amsterdam

houseboats on the canals in Amsterdam, Netherlands

RelatedEdit

കെട്ടുവള്ളം..... A houseboat moored on the backwaters...

houseboat on the backwaters with palms

ReferencesEdit

The Houseboat

houseboat

Commercial and rental sites

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