Are there any houseboats built from shipping containers
by Susan Stone
Can you build a houseboat using a shipping container?
Next year I am building a houseboat. I have looked at many different options one of which is shipping containers. Has anyone done this?
Also any ideas on the hull type. I am thinking aluminium pontoons any thoughts on this. Any ideas or information would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Susan from Australia.
Reply - Answer
Hi Susan, thank you very much for posting in the houseboat forums.
Now about using "shipping containers" in the boating environment, I haven't physically seen one, but I have seen some cases on the web from people privately building their own.
I know that the "small house" movement has been building homes with the shipping containers for quite a while now. I think it is a low cost solution, depending on your needs.
Like you said, getting a pontoon (or tritoon) style hull would be the easiest, and less costly solution to provide a stable hull underneath.Lastly
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Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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