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houseboat

a stationary boat or barge used as a home
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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.
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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 C-Hotel will be a boutique hotel built on the base and hull of an old house boat.
IT is two years since British backpacker Sarah Groves was found dead on a house boat in Kashmir.
Collected over the last two years the pictures reveal a range of different houses from Jack Whitehall's four-storey terraced abode to Sandi Toksvig's house boat.
Sarah Groves, 24, was found in her room on the house boat, on the Dal Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir, on Saturday.
A delegation comprising members of Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Association (KHARA), House Boat Owners Association (HBOA), Travel Agents Association of Kashmir (TAAK) Travel Agents Association (TAA), and Taxi Operators Federation (TOF) during their meeting with Gilani revealed that CRPF troopers and non-Kashmiris armed with axes are threatening tourists to leave Kashmir Valley, said a statement of spokesman of amalgam patronized by Syed Ali Gilani.
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.
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.
Local service providers such as hoteliers, guest house owners and house boat owners of the Kashmir Division are already offering discounts of 20-30 percent as a special case for tour packages/tourists during the forthcoming tourist season.