The houseboats they are particular highly sought-after design structures and unusual and their main characteristic is certainly that, instead of being placed on land, they are placed on the water. River, lake or sea does not matter, what matters is to float on a surface that is not too stable with the same dynamics as a boat. In fact, the floating dwellings are defined houseboat precisely because you think of them as boats and many are also equipped with an engine, so that you can move freely, taking up a little of the concept of home / camper.
There are those who believe that they are some of the strangest houses in the world and yet the floating dwellings are nothing more than an evolution of the oldest stilts. Perhaps the western ones may seem like design masterpieces but just look at the Vietnamese ones or proposals along the coast of China to realize that they are simple houses proposed on a stretch of water, which most of the time must be calm and quiet, so that the house itself does not suffer sudden blows.
There marine houseboats the most beautiful are found in various places around the globe, including those in Australia, located above all along the Murray River and on the Queensland coast. Many are very special and even feature a multi-story structure. Some use them as a holiday residence but there are others that are considered real first homes. Also in Serbia, on the Sava river, and in Canada there are so many that the city of Sicamous has been renamed the ‘World capital of houseboats’.
Also, there are some houseboats on the Seine, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower, which seems to be a choice not so much of design but of wallet, given that the price of the brick has definitely risen in that of Paris. There are houses floating in Egypt, many of which are for sale: in this area you could buy one for little money to spend the summer holidays there. If you want something distinctive you may not be able to escape the Dutch houses, among the windmills and the festive planters, which make Amsterdam one of the most colorful cities in the world. But there are houseboats in Italy? No, there aren’t any, first of all for economic reasons, renting a piece of water would cost much more than buying an apartment, plus every project has always been blocked, so at the moment there are none.
However there are several houseboat builders, such as Aquashell, Marinetek, Rexwall, Hansen and many others. Who knows, maybe one day one of them will be able to make one even on the national territory.
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