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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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Guests must fully pay in advance for the 2011 Half-Off Houseboating Offer, and it is non-refundable.
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.
Barrett enjoys houseboating with family, friends, even his employees.
The location barely matters; it's the shipmates who make a houseboating plan hold water.
Houseboating was a first-time adventure for members of the Marcola Christian Church who ended up using a four-day, three-night rental that Popp donated to Young Life for a fundraising auction.
In addition to fishing and houseboating, the lake is open to water skiing, jet boats and canoes; all can be rented at marinas on the lake.
Participants can also book a future houseboating trip at the best available rates for their preferred dates, as long as they book within four weeks of completing the program.
Houseboating with Seven Crown Resorts is the best way to experience the great outdoors while enjoying all the comforts of home.
For more information on the new Discovery XL Platinum houseboat at Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, or to book a houseboating vacation, visit www.
Houseboating was our compromise and Northern California's Shasta Lake our destination.
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.
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.