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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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What's more, Blue Wave Houseboat has a beautiful and spacious floating terrace with charming garden furniture, choose to either lounge outside in the summer or relax and sit inside for an enjoyable meal overlooking the canal.
A moored houseboat is an ideal compromise - all the magic of being on the water but without the responsibilities.
Bluefield Houseboats Company Chairman, Tony Reid, said: We have been developing this concept for a number of years now and we are very proud of what we have created, and very excited about its future possibilities.
Students often spend the days leaping off the tops of the houseboats, swimming, eating and drinking.
He said around 20 to 25 per cent houseboats in the Dal Lake have faced partial or major damage.
In this field, workers of houseboats, resorts and all the others related to this field like entrepreneurs have received immense support from the UDF (United Democratic Front) led government and they have showcased good governance," he said.
Located at the Lagoon, Houseboat offers a selection of tantalising starters and main course dishes from Thailand, Japan, China and India.
Zena's photograph shows the site of Turner's Mansion Flats where the Red House pub used to stand The slipway where Bowles Sand and Gravel Wharf stood There used to be houseboats here.
Buffering the houseboats from the road are sloping gardens, many of them immaculately kept.
CityNet, a citywide fibre optic communications network in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is offering high speed broadband Internet access to houseboat owners.
Mr Hunt, a director of St Peter's Marina, said: "We are hoping to sell and moor between six and 10 houseboats here.
Nancy Wheeler, a wheelchair user from Phoenix, has rented 48- and 59-foot houseboats with her husband and friends.