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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.
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Mr Fielding, 36, who lived on a house boat on the Thames in London, is believed to be in Greece.
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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.
Rebecca, who lived on a house boat on the city's canals before the marriage, also suffered in her previous relationship.
Last month, the Royal National Lifeboat Institute said the 43ft James Stevens number 14 boat, purchased with the pounds 50,000 bequest in 1894, had been converted into a house boat but was now in its original state.
The project will involve construction of house boat terminals at Arookutty, Thaneermukkom, Pallathuruthy, Nedumudi, Kanjipadam, Thottappally and Kaymkullam; night halt terminals at Vattakayal West and Karumadi Vilakkumaram; development of micro destinations at VayamkaraChira, Pandy, Thazhuppu and Kuthiravattomchira; development of beaches at Arthukal and Thottappally and development of Alappuzha town as the central destination of the circuit.
Dignity is their "thank you" song and Ricky dedicated it to a Scouser in the audience who has bought a house boat to escape and fulfil a dream.