Chris from Small Footprint Living shared this site with me and I thought all you floating home enthusiasts would appreciate this small floating home. The Prototype Flagler Houseboat has rounded corners and an arched roof, which will be optional on future models. The prototypes shown in the first series of photographs were built on plywood and fiberglass barges, and a newer model has been developed for a molded fiberglass boat hull.
Each living unit is built on a rectilinear plywood and fiberglass hull that is subdivided into several watertight compartments. While the curved corners and curved roof are quite attractive, they are more expensive to build than square corners and roofs. In this first article of the series, we are looking at a project called Silberfisch from Germany.
The clever use of the height can be see by the bedroom which is located at the second storey.
Wyatt Little came up with an inexpensive housing solution for water surfaces called the Uboat. German architects Rost Niderehe have designed a houseboat on the Eilbek canal in Hamburg, Germany. CubeMe stimulates your creativity by providing you all the craziest, thoughtful, creative, original source of inspiration. Location: Bellville, OH Pontoon to Houseboat Conversion I'm planning to build a light weight cabin on a 28' pontoon deck this winter. IRV builder, a am an experienced nd have resources available to me, such as roof and wall construction materials, including fiberglass composites for walls, windows, tanks, bedding, etc. I plan to sail seven people (four adults and three children) on a journey from Columbus, Ohio to Memphis, TN. Secondarily, I would like to know how long such a trip will take, and what engine I will need.

Lastly, is there anything I need to know about locks, tolls, dams or other things I might not know about having never made this trip?
Location: Lakeland Fl USA I think you would be better advised to start from scratch.
These kind of boats offer alot of room for the money, and if care is taken in their layout and construction, they can be loads of fun, for little outlay.
This is an older post, however I was wanting to contact this person so I could as him some questions about this boat, can someone help me please? Location: Kansas New Member responce Thank you, I received Dons e-mail just now, and have asked the questions I was interested in. Location: Miami Florida For the Moderator Would you give busman1965 my e-mail address and ask him to contact me please . The easiest way to have a light cabin is to simply purchase one built by a pro that was designed to be light. AN Airstream with the heavy chassis and rolling gear removed would weigh far less than you might home build.
Everything is there FW , holding tanks, heat, air cond, and an interior designed to be moved Locking drawers , fridge etc. Usually a 25 ft can be found in someones yard for few bucks , even if you have to hire a flat bed to take it to a marina to plop it on your pontoons. When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals.
In this series, we are going to highlight a few exceptions that will change your mind on how modern a small houseboat designs can look.
It is a 431 sq ft space designed by Flo Florian and Sascha Akkermann of Confused-Direction, the main motivation is to make the entire houseboat look slick and modern.
Outside of the main house, there is front pouch and a roof that adds a sense of additional space to the entire houseboat.

Contemporry shelves and kitchen ware lined the walls to free up the center space and create a sense of openness.
The original idea has been to design a houseboat that essentially has the character of a boat in combination with the comfort of a traditional family home. Self-efficient loft units measuring 45m2 that are solar-powered and completely energy self-efficient, look pleasant enough to dot the landscape. Like many boats ita€™s a good example of how to make good use of a small space but this one is designed more like a land based tiny house. Our team wanders across the universe to bring you the best realisations and projects in the field of Architecture, Art, Fashion & Technology.
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Abandon the pontoon boat idea and build a houseboat from one of the many plans that are available.
There will be commercial traffic out there, you need to know something about expectations from the tow boaters and communication methods, as well as safety rules and regs. Have merged your post into the relevant thread and will also pass your email address and message along to him. In case of trademark issues please contact the domain owner directly (contact information can be found in whois).
There is every possibility that you will have a better boat, a safer boat, a better all around experience, if you do it the traditional way.

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