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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 houseboat operators say there is already a 30 percent slump this season in tourist arrivals - both domestic and foreign.
CityNet, a citywide fibre optic communications network in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is offering high speed broadband Internet access to houseboat owners.
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