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Could You Live on a Houseboat?

A mother and baby watch television from the living room of their houseboat, which is moored along the inner waters of the Amsterdam canal. While houseboats are common as permanent dwellings in some parts of the world, especially Southeast Asia, others use them as vacation homes, or as temporary dwellings.


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drgethefbt drgethefbt 7 years
This is a great idea for a project! Owner- pass hair drug test
JessieSP JessieSP 8 years
No thanks.
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
Yes, especially if the houseboat in question is docked on the Prinsengracht. I <3 Amsterdam and would do anything to live there. A houseboat would just be icing on the cake.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Meh for maybe a few weeks but not long term...
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I think it would be fun, even if it was just for a summer.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I think it looks fantastic!
c4rolin3 c4rolin3 8 years
i'd definitely love to! i remember when i watched murder by numbers and sandra bullock lived on a house boat- would be so exciting and the one in the photo is so glamorous!
Lukin Lukin 8 years
I've done it, and I really enjoyed it. Based on what I want to do with my life, I don't think it's a viable option for me permanently, but I really liked my foray into it!
lms lms 8 years
No...i get motion sickness. Apart from that the idea just doesn't appeal to me.
GKitty GKitty 8 years
Houseboats Houseboats 8 years
My wife and I have been living on our houseboat for over 10 years, and it is the best thing we've ever done in the world. I agree with your article, as life on a boat has many advantages, yet, as with anything in the world, there is drawback to everything. My wife and I decided that we wanted a change of pace, and enjoy the boating lifestyle everyday. That's why we answer questions from hundreds of new, curious, beginner, or experienced boaters who are intrigued by life on a houseboat. IAN from
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