I’ve seen houseboats — boats designed or modified to be used primarily as permanent dwellings — in Portland, Oregon and always wondered what it’d be like to live in one. I could certainly live in something like this, what with the green roof and modern aesthetic. It’s called the Schwimmhaus and was designed by confused-direction in Germany. Don’t be fooled by the images, though, because this is just a model. The real version should be finished in Spring 2009. At a size of 14 m long, 4 m tall, and 3 m wide, Schwimmhaus will feature a spacious living room, kitchen, bathroom, and loft bedroom. It’ll also be eco-friendly, too, with features such as the living roof and wood reclaimed from an old farm barn.
In large, densely-populated areas, living on the water is sometimes more affordable than living on land. So what do you think? Could you ever live in one? Tell us with your vote.
Article tags: recreational, residential