While they may be small in size, houseboats certainly pack in the appeal. They allow you to live on the go and move as you please; they're usually more affordable than traditional houses; and let's not forget their adorable charm. If you've ever considered living the life aquatic, check out the seven delightful houseboats we've rounded up below. Ranging in space, style, and price, these floating abodes are sure to strike your fancy.
Asking Price: $499,000
Known as the Andante, this 1984 houseboat was recently treated to a complete renovation earlier this year. Measuring around 812 square feet, it now features two bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, and a large top deck.
Asking Price: Approximately $211,200
Thoughtfully designed by its current owners, the Chinampa Houseboat includes a curated collection of antiques and reclaimed furniture. With four 130-watt solar panels, the home can even operate 100 percent off the grid.
Asking Price: $330,000
Named the Pied-A-Mer, this two-story houseboat features approximately 542 square feet of charming interior space. Unlike many floating homes, it features a recently remodeled kitchen complete with a full-size fridge. It also comes with a cozy built-in dinette, which converts to a double bed.
Asking Price: $425,000
Built in 2010, the Eco Sea Cottage is yet another darling houseboat in Seattle. Floating off Westlake Avenue, the 728-square-foot property includes a beautifully designed kitchen (with a dishwasher), a quaint master bedroom, and a sleeping loft.
Asking Price: Approximately $377,700
Currently moored in London's St. Katharine Docks, the Dusky Parakeet is a bright and modern off-grid houseboat designed by award-winning firm 31/44 Architects. The brand-new 60' x 12' wide beam canal boat features bespoke interiors that give off a Scandinavian vibe.
Asking Price: $445,000
The imPossible Dream is a turnkey, fully furnished houseboat that features an astounding 1,020 square feet of living space. With two bedrooms, one-and-a-half baths, a washer and dryer, and two decks, the home is move-in ready and has everything you need to live comfortably on the water.
Asking Price: $275,000
Another delightful waterfront oasis is the Orca houseboat. Recently remodeled, the home includes reclaimed bamboo flooring, butcher block kitchen counters, custom cabinets, and a new steel hull—which means it'll have very low maintenance costs.
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