I truly love houseboat living, and I simply want to share all my houseboat knowledge and boating experience with you. I hope you enjoy the site.
With 30 years of boating experience and as a houseboat liveaboard, it was decided to create a visitor friendly website filled with valuable information for the new, curious, beginner, or experienced houseboaters.
Update: I never imagined that the web site would grow so large and would attract thousands of daily visitors, and little that I know that it would directly help so many people around the world. Has it helped you?
Because of the site and the hundreds of emails that we receive, many of you have taken advantage of the free classified ads, and many can now make more knowledgeable informative decisions about buying, selling, building, repairing, insuring, transporting, and even living on houseboats.
The site is free for all our readers and visitors, yet the time, work, and expenses involved have grown exponetionally. If you appreciate and enjoy all the free helpful information and classifieds, take a moment right now, make a donation and get the free Selling Tips ebook below.
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What's so great about Houseboat Living?
We agree that everything just seems a lot better on a houseboat. When we mean EVERYTHING, we mean the everyday things like:
The ability to easily change the incredible waterfront view...
On houseboats, you can have the best family vacations ever...
The great sunset suppers, and entertaining with friends...
The feeling as you watch the sunrise, with your morning coffee...
The gentle sound of the rain, rocking you to a great deep sleep...
I could go on, and on, and on... ( that's enough daydreaming! )
The Captain's Houseboating Credentials
* member and boating course Instructor for the Power Squadron.
* certified for Search & Rescue with the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
* an electrical, mechanical, and computer science background.
After a lifetime of boating I have gained some VALUABLE knowledge and experience along the way, and managed to thoroughly "learn the ropes".
The reasons why a website was created.
If you spend any time on the internet today, you will quickly find out that there's plenty of sites that are "commercial" in nature. Everybody is trying to sell you something, and often it's full of sales oriented blah, blah, blah.
Don't get me wrong, we need companies and corporate sites to sell us products, goods, and services, however we often just need some basic unbiased information first, in order to be able to make educated buying decisions.
This is where the site blueprint got started, and how I decided that there's boaters everywhere who just want some simple down to earth, honest, real hard facts and tips.
I created this site with a simple goal in mind, to share our knowledge and experiences, and to help and educate fellow houseboater's with some of their important decisions along the way.
Possibly you have a business and you're interested in advertising on our website? You can take advantage of our special rates, and increase your sales and exposure with our Houseboat Business Advertising.
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If you have thought about starting your own web site, and you're curious how I created a site like this, than you should definitely have a look at a short 2 minute video that may very well change the rest of your life!
A special thanks to my dad, as he was the one that started my passion for boats as a child, since I'll never forget my first trip to a marina. There was all kinds of boats, people, and activities. I knew at that moment, that this was a special place for me. The people were kind, friendly, and helpful, and I couldn't help noticing that the birds, fish, and wildlife all seemed to be alive, and the aroma of a nearby BBQ was inviting.
Needless to say, I would always find myself going down to the docks, to go fishing, boating , or just to hang out and throw french fries to the seagulls (hmmm, poor seagulls, now I find out "trans-fat" is bad...) So, after years of boating, fishing, and hanging around marinas, I came to the realization that I hated packing the car on Sunday's, only to re-pack the car again on Friday, to come back for the next weekend.
One of the Dinghy Race Days that we organize for our fellow boaters.
In the back of my mind, I always wished that I had been brought up in a marina, however society dictates that we finish high school, get married, buy a house, then have kids, station wagon, a dog, and a white picket fence... you know the rest...
All I knew was that I loved the smell of a marina, the ambiance, the people, the sound of water on the docks, the sunsets, the party's and BBQ's, and the peace and tranquility of the waterfront. In my 30's, BINGO, I had a brainstorm idea, it was time for me to go where I belong, living on a boat, no, living on a houseboat, and that's where the fun began...
Well, that's enough About Us, and do feel free to contact us, with any questions, or inquiries...