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houseboat

a stationary boat or barge used as a home

Houseboat

A barge-like boat equipped for use as a domicile. Houseboats have been around since the biblical times of Noah, and many people still live on boats in many parts of the world; in the East, the Middle East, and northern Europe. In the United States they were popular in the San Francisco Bay area (1890s) and are still in wide use today in Sausalito, CA.

houseboat

[′hau̇s‚bōt]
(naval architecture)
A barge-type craft with cabins on its deck that is used as a dwelling and for leisurely cruising.
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During the festival, the tourist hub areas of the boulevard will wear a festive look, as house boats, Shikara Ghats and hotels are being illuminated.
As soon as we arrived at Kariba and got on the house boat we knew we were home.
When he's not working, Dutton, who has split with Tamsin but remains close friends with her, divides his time between a home in London's exclusive Notting Hill and his house boat moored on the Thames.
John and Fay retired to their summer home on Small Point, ME and wintered for many years on a small house boat of their own design in La Parguera, Puerto Rico.
Visitors can stay on an ornate house boat on Dal Lake, a crystal clear body of water with a Himalayan backdrop and watch eagles dive for fish.
She said: "Within the later letters they began to exchange plans to get married and to buy a house boat together on the Thames, so I assumed that when the letters stopped that was what happened.
I think the visit would help the tourism sector and it will also bring other Bollywood directors to the Valley," said Azim Tuman of House Boat Owners Association.
On my December 2010 holidays, my Dad, Mom and I stayed on a house boat and did fishing at lake Kariba.
Those who've been lusting after a bass or sleek fiberglass ski boat, or imagine themselves puttering around in a quaint house boat, may be tempted to cash in their stock market gains to pay for the watercraft of their dreams.
Shankar Dash, additional deputy commissioner of police ( New Delhi), said: " The women were taken to Srinagar on January 8, where they stayed in Omar's house boat.
Accommodation based on full board at all hotels and house boat.