June 29, 2020
Living on a Houseboat

If you enjoy living near the water, but can’t afford beachfront property, there’s a good chance that living on a houseboat has crossed your mind. Living on a houseboat can be exciting, but before you decide to invest in one, there are a few things to keep in mind. Living on a houseboat allows you […]

June 29, 2020
Best Boat Designs

The best boat design is the one that keeps you safe, dry and gets you where you’re going. There are probably so many different boat designs that you couldn’t count them all. And that’s because there is no “one” best boat plan. Boats are really designed locally. That means that every boat design is based […]

June 29, 2020
Shantyboat Building Aussie style

ContentsHouseboat Building in AustraliaShantyboat BuildingBuilding bulkhead sectionsBulkhead frame membersBuilding the Pontoonspontoons built to lastThe boat is taking shapeWater-tight Wall jointRoof framingSome useful houseboat building books! Houseboat Building in Australia In South Australia, ( the land down-under the land down-under) lies the beautiful little city of Mannum. Mannum is home to the first paddle-steamer on the Murray River, the PS Marion. […]

June 29, 2020
Houseboat plans

If you think you’re ready to build your own houseboat, or if you just want to get some ideas on house-boat building or even boat building, try studying these free houseboat plans I’ve found on the web. Some of the houseboat plans can be downloaded, but some open very slowly. Also, I’ve included some sites that have great […]

June 29, 2020
Rent a Houseboat before you build one

The urge to build a houseboat can almost become an obsession. The thought of building your own little floating home has a kind of “primal appeal” to many. But as cool as it would be to build your own tiny floating home and just sail away, the reality of living on a houseboat might not […]

June 29, 2020
Houseboat Insurance

If you’re planning to build a houseboat one of the most important things to consider is houseboat insurance. The availability of houseboat insurance will, in most cases, determine what you can do with your new houseboat. Boats occasionally sink. Even if you are only going to leave your houseboat in a slip at a marina […]

June 29, 2020
A cardboard houseboat?

There is a chap in England who has taken the idea seriously.Harry Dwyer, an energetic Self-described “doer of fun stuff” got together with some very talented friends and actually did it. —- Built a small houseboat out of cardboard. And to make it better, he filmed the whole thing and put it on Youtube. It […]

June 29, 2020
Le Koroc A Houseboat From Canada

Canada’s latest entry into my “Coolest Little Houseboat Afloat” contest is Le Koroc. The folks at Daigno in Ottawa, Canada have designed and built an amazing pontoon houseboat. Le Koroc offers the ageless beauty and charm of finely crafted furniture with the best of modern technology. Couple this with their dedication to protecting the environment […]

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