Living on Floating Home type Houseboats
(Bowie, MD, USA)
Are they Floating Homes, or Barge Style Houseboats?
I've seen house-like homes built on houseboat pontoon decks. Are there any considerations to building these regarding their ability to actually travel on water? Or is the fact that they look like houses just an aesthetic thing?
Thanks for any help, Matt
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Great question Matt, since these Floating Home Houseboats are starting to appear in more and more areas because of the price of waterfront properties.
You will find that many of them are "non-motorized" and strictly stationary style houseboats. When you factor in the cost of an engine(s), transom assembly, steering & throttle controls, fuel tanks, navigation lights etc..., many people decide to just use a "tow boat" to move it to it location and use a small boat for personal day use.
Possibly some of our readers will post comments/pictures of other example Floating Home type houseboats in their areas or marinas.
Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN - from www.all-about-houseboats.com
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