Lash Barge Houseboats
An aluminum lash barge houseboat hull
Have you ever heard of building a houseboat on a LASH barge? My dream houseboat would be a small floor plan from a regular land home built on a foundation that I could not only maneuver up and down coastlines, but be towed to other places such as Europe.
I have an advertisement that has Fiberglass LASH Barges for sale. They are recommending them for a floating home or office houseboat. Can these be powered or are they meant only for stationary houseboat living? If they are, what type of flat hull do you recommend to build a regular house on? Thanks, Janice
Reply - Answer
Janice, that's a great question since with the rising cost of real estate people are looking at other alternatives.
Lash Barges have been used from the beginning of time for shipping and cargo, and are now being seen as a good foundation for building floating stationary type houseboats.
As you have probably seen on many inland waters or rivers, they are generally towed or pushed by tugboats to their destinations.
If you were to pick one material to buy, you would find steel barges as the most popular construction material, and my pick for a new lash barge construction material would be aluminum.
I hope this all helps, and possibly some of our readers will share their pictures, experiences and knowledge about Lash Barge Houseboats.
IAN - from www.all-about-houseboats.com