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28 Houseboats That Will Make You Want To Float Away

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1. Modern houseboat design is braving uncharted waters.

Translation? These houseboats are off the chain.

2. They may be the greatest escapes of all.

Lake house to the max.
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Lake house to the max.

3. Amsterdam's highly popular waterfront is a sight to behold.

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4. The Dutch city has long been known for its watery neighborhoods...

Modern upgrades provide a sunny breakfast nook with a view of neighboring boats.

5. Floating eco homes have a seriously reduced carbon footprint.

Plus all kind of grey water systems and other good stuff to help you be a kinder citizen of earth. Check them out at EcoFloatingHomes.com.
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Plus all kind of grey water systems and other good stuff to help you be a kinder citizen of earth. Check them out at EcoFloatingHomes.com.

6. Such great heights!

There's no end to the design possibilities.
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There's no end to the design possibilities.

7. This one has a boat garage underneath.

On account of all the boats.
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On account of all the boats.

8. Selling point: Drop-ins unlikely.

For the recluse in you.
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For the recluse in you.

9. A river runs under it.

Curved lines and natural wood siding on Hamburg's Alster lake.

10. A tiny weird-shaped house on a barge exists.

In my fantasy the entire opposite side is a wall of glass.
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In my fantasy the entire opposite side is a wall of glass.

11. This campy color scheme stands out from all the other houseboats.

...with an ocean view on Seattle's Puget Sound.
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...with an ocean view on Seattle's Puget Sound.

12. You get to experience modern living without boundaries...

Who needs a building site?

13. ...And next level indoor/outdoor living.

14. These designers threw a visual curveball.

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Cameron Neilson / Via oshatz.com

15. Need more space? Consider a genius floating addition.

Rather than make the obvious choice of an on-land addition, these homeowners extended their space by adding a dock and expanding over the water.

16. Copper siding accents this Netherlands Home.

Local timber completes the look.

17. Hamburg wins at life.

This relatively new community of hausboots are changing the game.

18. Like, seriously changing the game.

Will it ruin it if we all move there?

19. There's only one way to find out...

::drools::
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::drools::

20. This prefab German houseboat rocks a living roof.

Just because there's no backyard doesn't mean you can't have outdoor space.

21. These Copenhagen homeowners went full geometric.

No member of the media has ever been inside.

22. It's hard to believe this interior belongs to a floating abode.

This renovated Seattle houseboat will take your breath away.
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This renovated Seattle houseboat will take your breath away.

23. The inside can be shockingly spacious.

24. Yes please.

25. Sweet dreams built in.

You could sleep the hours away in the loft of this dreamy Czech houseboat.
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You could sleep the hours away in the loft of this dreamy Czech houseboat.

26. It doesn't get any more "lake front" than this.

27. Hausboot take me away.

28. Heavenly.

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