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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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The small community of floating homes feels more like a fishing village than an urban neighborhood--even in the shadow of new condo developments and construction cranes.
In August 2006, the City issued a notice of eviction from the marina on the ground "that Lozman had failed to muzzle his ten-pound dachshund and had used unlicensed repair persons to perform work on the" floating home.
Four ethnic Vietnamese were shot and killed July 15 at their floating home in a fishing community on the Mekong river in Cambodia's Kratie province.
Keeton Gildersleeve offered us a beer as we sat in the comfortable living room of his luxurious two-story floating home.
The researchers collected information on water temperatures, ice thickness, currents and bottom sediments, until their floating home began to melt and they had to be rescued by a Soviet ship.
Dubai Properties has celebrated the voyage of the UAE's first floating home as it made its way along the Dubai Water Canal to berth at Marasi Business Bay.
Every floating home will have boat access and canal views in an exclusive area called The Yacht Club, one of three named areas within the development.
Further, the bank has cut interest rate on personal loan by 50 basis points and floating home loan would become cheaper by 25 basis points.
ICICI Bank, India's largest private lender, has cut its floating home loan rate and benchmark lending rate by 50 basis points each.
These two-week journeys between Russia's most important centres provided travelers with an opportunity to experience the dramatic changes that were overtaking this country from the relative comfort and security of a self contained floating home.
Scribbling his data in a lab notebook before floating home for the weekend, Keck added one more word: ``Whoopee
In 2015, Kleindienst, a Dubai-based developer involved with projects on The World, announced that it was launching the Floating Seahorse range, a floating home concept of its own.