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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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ONE of the first things you will notice during your time in Amsterdam is the fact that the beautiful canals are lined with hundreds of houseboats. An integral part of the quirky Amsterdam cityscape, houseboats gained popularity in the 1970s and have kept afloat every since.
If you had to nominate one city where houseboats truly belong it has to be this Dutch metropolis with its concentric rings of canals.
"I've seen people in front of my eyes fall off the top of a houseboat, hit their head and go in the water," Sandbloom said.
Stephen Evans, 31, of Great Ormes Road, Llandudno, admitted the burglary which the prosecution said appeared to involve targeting the houseboat. He had also breached a suspended sentence and admitted stealing alcohol from a shop.
At this time a houseboat was arriving into the nearby bay.
His primary concern was the safety of a 27- year- old Chilean tourist named Gloria Dagorret who was staying in his houseboat. Amid increased frenzy early the next day, a Monday, when the water level rose to 10 feet in the lake, Handroo took Dagorret on a shikara and rowed for five km to drop her safely at Raj Bhavan, on the foothill of Zabarwan mountain range.
One night's full-board accommodation on a traditional thatch-roof 'Kettuvallam' houseboat ?
Redding, CA, July 03, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Jones Valley Resort, a houseboat rental and full service marina on Shasta Lake, used the resources of SMART, EDD, Shasta Twenty-first Century Career Connections, and Newport Consultants to reach out to existing and future employees and educate local teachers on valuable employment skills and job opportunities.
A Dutchman has been arrested on suspicion of murdering British tourist Sarah Groves on a Kashmir houseboat - and been confronted by her former boyfriend in prison.
A British backpacker has been stabbed to death on a houseboat in India.
Summary: Looking across the creek from an upper balcony on the houseboat, Dubai's skyline is basked in the last few rays of late afternoon sun breaking through the cloud.