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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 scramble to hire a houseboat for New Year's Eve has pushed up the price.
The department had earlier approached the Defence Research and Development Organisation ( DRDO) to address the sewage issue of houseboats on the Dal and Nageen lakes.
A passenger boat passing through the area happened to sight the burning houseboat moored in R-Block lake, nearly 5km off Alappuzha town.
This is the time to book our signature two-day educational travel experience designed for anybody who has ever contemplated a houseboat vacation," says David Sloma, vice president of operations for Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas.
A Solo houseboat has just been completed in Estonia and will be the first in the UK, arriving in Liverpool Marina later this month.
Houseboat owners will get benefited by this initiative, as the dockyard has a modern workshop where they can get their houseboats repaired.
The investigation identified 111 cases of carbon monoxide poisoning, including 9 fatalities, linked to houseboats and other recreational boats.
For standard houseboats, no boating expertise is required, although your captain usually must be 21 or older.
Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, managed by ARAMARK Parks and Destinations, announces the complete renovation of 25, 59-foot Discovery XL houseboats.
It was once a Mecca for climbers, skiers, honeymooners and filmmakers drawn to the state's soaring peaks, fruit orchards and timber houseboats bobbing on Dal Lake in Srinagar.
Para has yet to develop its sportfishery, but it's larger neighbor, Amazonas, already is well established with several operators running houseboats for up to 20 anglers per week for three to four months, all to the tune of about $3,500 per week.
Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, managed by ARAMARK Parks and Destinations, announces the addition of a new line of luxury class houseboats to their fleet.