Houseboats (17)

Ferry Boat for Sale in Brooklyn, NY

Yankee Ferry is definitely a home with a history. Built in 1907, it’s the oldest existing Ellis Island Ferry.

It started as a passenger steamer ferrying people between Portland, Maine and the Casco Bay Islands and went on to serve in both world wars.

It was restored in the 1990s and bought by Richard and Victoria Mackenzie-Childs in 2003. Since then the designer duo have made it their home. And now it could be yours…

Key details:

  • 147 feet in length, a 29-foot beam, eight-foot draft with a steel hull
  • First deck workroom/creative space
  • Second deck with a ballroom with a stage and banquet table
  • Docked at the Henry Street Pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn
  • $1.25 million
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651 sq. ft. Houseboat for Sale in Seattle

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Welcome aboard “Island Otter” an incredibly well-built Seattle houseboat, steel hull & exterior construction. One-and-a-half level, dimensions of 42.6′ × 14.8′, large rooftop deck, full bath on main level, upper bedroom w/half bath, built-in queen bed w/drawers below. Beautiful maple cabinetry, Bolivian cherry wood work throughout, bamboo flooring, large pantry, dishwasher, 4-burner gas cooktop, paperstone countertop, washer/dryer hookup. Built-in sound system w/zone control, wall fireplace…

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Norma's Floating Store in British Columbia

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Built by Bruno Atkey in Tofino, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, in the ’70s, and towed 26 miles to Hot Springs Cove, where Norma Bailey ran a “…great floating store selling emergency supplies, esoteric items, and Wild Coast history books,” according to Godfrey Stephens, who just sent this photo.

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Houseboat in Southwest England

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My name is Erin, and I live on this boat, Jenny, outside Bristol in Southwest England. I am a printmaker and relocated here about a year ago. The boat is about 6 feet wide by 42 feet long, around 300 square feet of interior space. There is a real sense of community in houseboat living; we all look out for each other.Š

–Erin MacAirt

This is Sneak Preview #6 from our forthcoming book, Small Homes, to be published in October, 2016.

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Dutch/American Artists on an Art Boat

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Dear people at The Shelter Blog,

Last week four artists (three Dutch, one American) floated 240 miles down the Chattahoochee River to the Gulf of Mexico on an art boat made of salvaged material. Three artists work with found materials, the fourth — a photographer/‌filmer — captured the 8‑day trip.

Since we slept on the boat — cooked on deserted beaches along the river though — we do realize it is not a houseboat, but it indeed was our shelter for over a week. We hope you like what you see!

During the trip we collected trash and made more art. It was an amazing adventure. “We” are:

  • Butch Anthony, folk artist from Seale, Alabama (www.museumofwonder.com)
  • Niek Wagemans, who fuses waste materials, broken furniture and abandoned spaces into new ensembles (www.fabriekvanniek.nl)
  • Diederick Kraaijeveld. He creates realistic mosaics out of found wood. (www.oudhout.com)
  • Gideon Elings, cameraman

The idea came up exactly one year ago, at the end of a road trip from Seale to Apalachicola on the Gulf. We were having coffee in the early morning, saw a trunk float by in the river and Butch said “we came driving, but we could have floated.”
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Tiny Home on the Water in Maine



Americans have historically measured success in square feet. A big house was something to work for. But a growing number of Mainers are choosing to drastically cut their living space — on purpose. They’re part of what’s known as the “tiny home” movement, and they’re living in spaces of 500 to 600 square feet, or less. Why do they do it? We sent Sara Gatcomb to find out.

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Giant Floating Wooden Egg Studio/Home

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This giant floating egg on the River Beaulieu could well be Hampshire’s quirkiest living space.

It may look like it comes straight from the set of a low-budget science fiction movie, but the giant wooden pod cost £40,000 ($62k) to build and will in fact be the home and workspace of artist Stephen Turner, 58, for the next year.

The 40′ self-sustaining structure, which is registered as a boat, floats up and down with the tide and is designed to have minimal environmental impact. Stephen hopes to highlight climate change while living there.

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Sent to us by Godfrey Stephens

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A Magic Vancouver Morning

It’s a glittering Sunday morning in Vancouver. I SO lucked out in the hotel department. The 901 Beach Hotel, I found on internet, sounded good, turned out to be a few hundred yards from the water in this section of Vancouver (West End, Yaletown, Gastown) that is almost an island; 90% of the perimeter of this area water-surrounded. Totally kayakable (and SUP-able).

Yesterday afternoon I took a ferry across to Granville Island, a thriving public market, 100s of vendors, great food, fruit, nuts, wine, oysters, crabs, smoked salmon, craft beers, art, music, restaurants, food stalls, outdoor wear, kayaks — crowded, lots of tourists, yes, but vital and fun nonetheless. Going back with grown-up camera today. Read More …

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Trip to Peru

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Floating home on the Amazon

I recently got home from a two-week trip to Peru with my wife Chelsea. We flew into Lima and hung there for a day. From there we flew to Cusco for two days then took a train to Aguas Calientes where we stayed for three nights and visited Machu Picchu. We then went back to Cusco for a night and then onto Iquitos which sits directly on the Amazon, Iquitos is the largest city in the world not reachable by a car. Everything must come in by boat or plane, we stayed at an eco lodge for three nights. One of the best parts of the trip was seeing all of the different building techniques which are employed from the Andes to the Amazon. Hope you enjoy.

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