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.