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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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Today's houseboats allow you to enjoy every minute of your houseboating excursion, says Chris Webb, president and CEO of Sunrise Peak, Inc.
Here's what you need to know about houseboat rentals at Oregon's only major commercial houseboating waterway, Lake Billy Chinook.
Guests must fully pay in advance for the 2011 Half-Off Houseboating Offer, and it is non-refundable.
26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concerns about the difficulty of operating and navigating a houseboat are two of the main reasons why travelers put their dreams of a houseboating vacation on hold, according to a recent focus group of potential houseboaters by Brand Outlook.
Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, a US-based company that offers houseboat and powerboat rentals, lodging and scenic tours, has announced new dates for the Introduction to Houseboating weekend programme.
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Sleeping up to 16 people*, the new Journey is ideal for smaller parties who still want to enjoy houseboating at this level of amenities, but for about 30 percent less than the larger luxury vessels.
In Hot Springs, fishing, skiing, pleasure boating, sailing, houseboating and scuba diving are popular lake activities, while attractions such as Hot Springs National Park, the Mid-America Science Museum, a 210-acre botanical garden, live music and magic shows, and a host of other family-oriented attractions have made the area one of Arkansas's top tourist destinations.
By 1900, after interest in houseboating had waned, many of the old arks were moored here, on what was once the site of a huge lagoon.
More information on the fuel offer and houseboating with Seven Crown Resorts can be found online at www.
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This leaves a buffer of about 10 to 15 feet for Castle Rock Cut to stay open through peak houseboating season months.