Houseboat or Floating Home - Where do we Draw the Line?
by Mr BUrns
Vancouver Harbour, BC - Floating homes, or houseboats?
Where do we draw the line when it comes to houseboats or floating homes?
I noticed the discussion on cabins on floatation devices, and still the term houseboat being used.... Would these in the pictures be termed houseboats, or floating homes..
Mr. BUrns Reply - Answer
Well Mr BUrns, I want to thank you for sending in the great photo of a beautiful floating home. Quite the architectural design with plenty of angled windows for great interior daylight.
I do agree with you, where do we draw the line, and I would say that if it is not self propelled, and needs to be towed by another vessel, than I would call it a floating home, and not a houseboat.
I do have to say that those terms get widely used throughout the internet, and would be curious to see what the technical definition is in the Coast Guard or Marine Code.
I am sure that this post will get some comments, and whichever term people are using to describe them, they are both great ways to spend a lifetime, IMHO :)Lastly
, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their floating home or houseboat experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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