Who says the houseboat life couldn’t be stylish? I know, you hear the word “houseboat” and immediately think of a floating barge with a random bed somewhere in it. Now the affluent have turned to the water for new property, and houseboats are bigger and cooler than ever. Yes ladies, you can live out your Sleepless in Seattle fantasy.
The houseboat with a sauna
See? Dreams do come true. This Finland houseboat has three levels and a barbecue on the terrace.
The houseboat with a view
With lofted ceilings and giant windows, this Hamburg houseboat has panoramic views of everything around you.
The houseboat in Dubai
As soon as you hear this houseboat is in Dubai, your expectations are pretty much met already.
The houseboat that looks like it came out of a movie
It’s ridiculous and looks like it came out a Disney theme park, but that’s exactly why I want to be on it right now.
The houseboat rotunda
Well this is one way to get a bit of privacy.
The Contemporary houseboat
Design by Milan Ridky and located in the Czech Republic, this super cool contemporary houseboat was designed to be livable all year round.
The houseboat that’s actually a private island
I mean do you see the tropical garden on the top level? This is truly paradise.
The Amsterdam houseboat
It’s no secret the Dutch have a thing for living on the water considering they’ve built entire neighborhoods dedicated to houseboats.
The “Sleepless in Seattle” houseboat
Get a view of the entire city in this Seattle houseboat. The 3-bedroom houseboat also comes with a hot tub.
The houseboat villa
Another product of Amsterdam, this houseboat is a split-level, three-story villa with a pretty badass terrace.
The modern lake houseboat
Steeltec37 architects designed this amazing houseboat on Lusatian Lake with a sailboat in mind. Plus, take a look at that dock.
The Swedish houseboat
Located on the east coast of Sweden, this houseboat was designed by architect Staffan Strindberg and is a cool six rooms and 2,000 square-feet. Hey, the Swedish know how to do houseboats.
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