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Sep 21, 2013 4:35AM
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Lake Powell, cited in the photo article as being in Arizona, is actually predominantly in Utah.
Jul 23, 2013 5:31AM
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yes if neighbors get or are ugly. you can move it, and not have to sell , keep your place, would like a lil space so my muxic can rock too, but if water draws bugs, would be hard to enjoy  out on eater side, no yard work, or lawn to do, plants you want , would like to trial ride, first, a week ,before I jumped into to this lifestyle, and know why they really want to move???

 

Aug 2, 2012 9:46AM
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Maybe it said somewhere in the article, but are these really house "boats" (have motors so you can actually propel them) or are they really "floating houses."  Just wondering if anyone has the answer.
Apr 21, 2012 8:59PM
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Come to Cumberlandlake KY 1200 miles of shore line lots of house boats and a lot of fun

Without alcohol...  No offense really,but the Cumberland would be like a completely foreign country to most of the US.  I spent a couple years in KY and parts aren't bad, but Monticello, Somerset, etc...  strange place that would require specific tastes.


Aside from that, sounds like the RE market is desperate for the next big thing.  Why not houseboats.

Apr 21, 2012 11:45AM
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isn't this the future with global warming? 
Apr 21, 2012 9:39AM
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Some of these are really nice, but the functioning ones (the ones that have motors) just look like trailer houses on the water.  Europe has some beautiful, well-kept Dutch barges that are over 100 years old and still navigating the inland waterways.  They have waste disposal stations at regular intervals along rivers and canals where boaters can pump out their sewage tanks just like an owner of an RV would.  Many boats have composting toilets and greywater treatment tanks on board.  I think the Dutch Barge Association publishes guidebooks (or can give you the name of one) where you can read gobs of information about bridges, locks, fresh water stations, marinas, shipyards, coast guard contact info, solar panel repair services, and so on.  I've been on a traditional barge, and I was surprised to find that it was bigger than my apartment inside!  And if you don't like the neighbors, you can move.  The only downside is that you have to register with the authorities and show proof of a "home base" where the boat would be kept when you are not on it.  Often, the rent for a mooring (just a strip of floating aluminum) costs about the same as a medium sized apartment in the nearest town, so it's not actually a cheaper alternative to living on land.
Apr 21, 2012 12:47AM
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Come to Cumberlandlake KY 1200 miles of shore line lots of house boats and a lot of fun
Apr 21, 2011 5:59PM
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tsunami? house boat or not, there's no difference about the aftermathI don't know
Apr 7, 2011 5:19AM
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The houseboats i got to see are very cool...and seem to be very nice and fun...but what if a tsunami comes by and hits...what's going to happen then? I would just imagine.
Apr 2, 2011 10:47AM
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I am not a fan of MSN or any of the so called NEWS websites online, I think they are all Liberal and spin everything to that dimension. However before "Dissing" them please read the article more than once. The word is C L A U S T R O P H O B I A it is hard to see but the "d" is a cl "C L" so what ever daustrophibia is its not in the english language as its not a defined word. So why you want to get aggressive with an author that wrote an article explaining the cramped living quarters on a cruise boat only shows you did not read the article and you are not qualified to respond to any article as your input is purely antagonistic and without merit. Please Read On and Read the article more than once oh yea also Put on Your Glasses!! By the way its staff not stall unless you are still off on a different tangent and can't get your car started!!!
Apr 2, 2011 9:48AM
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I am just wondering where do the bathroom waste goes in this boat homes? is it safe to swim here at all ? how good is this for the environment?
Apr 2, 2011 9:21AM
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All those houseboats on the Pacific coast look great, but the water is too cold, and the climate is too wet! You can't swim, or do much boating in that water. It's rough and cold, and almost always raining! If you want the real houseboat experience in paradise, try KEY WEST. Similar boats, warm and calm water, sunshine almost every day, and a laid back attitude that can't be matched anywhere in the country.  
Apr 2, 2011 9:17AM
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geez that would float my boat i could enjoy the scenerySmileTongue out
Apr 2, 2011 9:09AM
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It looks expensive- landlords will probably add the cost of a yacht to the house cost.
Apr 2, 2011 9:07AM
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Sleepy Well you know this 'Boat house' is A LOT better  that the whole 'Glass-For-Walls' modern house design that MSN posted before.

But still, this CAN post a lot of risks for the family living there. Especially children. 
How will they manage their sewage without contaminating their neighborhood? The very moment something goes bad with the people's lake or bay water, they will all die!

But on the bright side, it does look like a lot of fun and you can go fishing from upstairs or fishing from your porch. Plus normal household fires won't spread from place to place cause of all the water!
Apr 2, 2011 8:47AM
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When I was a little girl in Seattle, the house boats were not nearly so grand.  In fact, for the most part they were fire hazards lived in by very poor people and even vagrants.  They were cobbled together from thrown out pieces of whatever.  I was given strict instructions never to go near the areas because of the "scary people" who lived there.  Needless to say, that's precisely where I went.  Met an older man there and took him home to my Grandma's for dinner.  Needless to say, she had a less than happy look about her, but she fed us all.  After he left, I really got in trouble.

 

Things truly have changed!

Apr 2, 2011 8:28AM
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THE MOST BEAUTIFUL HOUSE BOATS ARE IN KASHMIR ANYONE WHO HAD A CHANCE TO STAY IN THESE HOUSE BOATS ALWAYS WANTS TO COME BACK AGAIN.UNFORTUNATELY THE PLACE IS TORN BY STRIFE AND TERROR .

Apr 2, 2011 6:07AM
Apr 2, 2011 4:43AM
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House boats on the Coast! yeah, right after the next tsunami! we hate nuclear power plants on the coast now, but will build million dollar homes in the same locations! maybe that is the issue: if there is a nuclear plant there, then you cannot build homes there! WIPE OUT! and you will hear crying and howling from the greenie wienies who spent their greedy millions to live there, and want the rest us to rebuild their homes.
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