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Is the Vietnam boat photo really depicting a houseboat? I have doubt as it is not described as such in the image page. --Raphaelhui (talk) 04:14, 22 November 2007 (UTC)


Houseboat survived vfd. See: Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Houseboat -- Wile E. Heresiarch 16:04, 10 Oct 2004 (UTC)

Rebuttal for Merging Houseboating I dont think Houseboating and Houseboats should be combined because they are distincty different entities: Houseboats are similar in nature to RVs, but on the water. RVs are used for camping. Saying that Houseboating should be part of Houseboats is similar to saying that Camping should be merged with the article for RV's. Please feel free to reply if you feel different, I'm new at this! (Andrew Reed 03:49, 13 June 2006 (UTC))

I think the Houseboating article has some good info, but would be better merged to here than as two separate articles. The comparison is flawed because camping does not require an RV, and using an RV does not mean you are camping. In contrast, if you are using a houseboat, you are houseboating, and if you are houseboating then you need a houseboat. The houseboating article has a very narrow geographic focus, too. --Scott Davis Talk 12:13, 17 June 2006 (UTC)
Both articles would benefit by trimming the external links, too. Scott Davis Talk 12:20, 17 June 2006 (UTC)

Merge them. Wikipedia is at its best with larger articles with many contributors that show many angles around the same subject. We should avoid having small, isolated articles with narrow points of view. Mark.murphy 15:22, 25 June 2006 (UTC)

so what exactly is the Isle of Barri anyway? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.149.177.185 (talk) 05:14, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

I think someone is having a joke at our expense. A Google maps search for 'Barri, Australia' returns two partial matches, one for a street in Angourie, New South Wales on the East coast of Australia and one in Mount Camel, Victoria, Australia. The IP address traces back to a Victoria, AUS telecom company, so I'm going with the latter. I'm going to take the remark out since it refers to a nonexistent place.t3arlach (talk) 03:57, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

houseboat[edit]

Houseboat is a kind of boat that has a house on it.It is usually made out of wood or bamboo sticks.In it is very wide.Sometimes it is 15-21 meters wide.

Penichette[edit]

in germany, small(er) house boats exist called penichettes. Add in article. Commons has some examples of these boats

House airship[edit]

do house airships exist ? If so, include —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.246.162.60 (talk) 08:46, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Found such a design, see the cloud city and cloud skippers proposal of studio lindfors (http://www.studiolindfors.com/work/speculative/index.html) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.246.171.164 (talk) 08:21, 30 March 2009 (UTC)


House Boating Locations[edit]

This article fails to mention Houseboating in the Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta in California. A quick google search shows 125 businesses that cater to selling and renting houseboats for the Delta. I think the significant number of houseboats and the established industry for Delta houseboating should be acknowledged. I have no numbers, but I doubt there's a larger houseboating community in all of California. Promontoriumispromontorium (talk) 04:22, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Laos houseboats[edit]

Read in 1000 places to see before you die by patricia schultz that houseboats exist in a trip from Bangkok to Ho chi minhcity. Look into this as this means the houseboat would need to go trough open sea and thus needs a special design (eg at least a keelboat)

Also, read about Thai boat called Manohra Song; not sure whether this was a houseboat too (modified bulk cargo ship) Location: Ayuthaya, Thailand

Salesy Fluff[edit]

I've removed most of this because it's unencyclopedic and includes a link to a commercial site: "Four rivers or "arms" merge together to create this man-made wonder: the Sacramento, McCloud, Squaw Creek, and Pit. Each has its own personality and unique beauty. Shasta Dam, the highest center spillway dam in the world, can be found at the southwest corner of the lake. Lake Shasta Caverns, a fascinating natural wonder that can only be reached from the lake, offers daily tours year round. With Mount Shasta rising majestically to the north and the Lassen volcanic peaks to the east, the scenery and views are endlessly breathtaking. Jones Valley Resort on Lake Shasta rents the largest three story houseboat on the lake, in the twenty-two passenger Titan. Houseboats.com, which specializes in luxury rentals on Lake Shasta, also carries houseboat rentals on Lake McClure and New Melones Lake just southeast of Sacramento." 75.95.47.110 (talk) 19:32, 10 April 2012 (UTC)

Renovated riverboats[edit]

Renovated riverboats such as the riveted riverboat owned by Sigrid Hubloux can be mentioned. This riverboat has now been foreseen of all modern creature comfort (windows, rooftop window, ... the vessel itself was made at Peronnes (shipyar~d Plaques) in 1943 (see simple-s.be). It is also fitted with electric heating (convectors), electric wiring, ... For an idea of the boat, see File:Sluis_Eefde_laag.jpg

Appearantly, implementation of all this makes the vessel become top-heavy, hence requiring ballast (65 tonnes of ballast added beneath the floor). This seems to be worth mentioning, especially as the adding of this much weight makes the vessel sail much less quickly, and requires more fuel. 91.182.150.212 (talk) 11:48, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Renovated riverboats[edit]

Renovated riverboats such as the riveted riverboat owned by Sigrid Hubloux can be mentioned. This riverboat has now been foreseen of all modern creature comfort (windows, rooftop window, ... the vessel itself was made at Peronnes (shipyard Plaques) in 1943 (see simple-s.be). It is also fitted with electric heating (convectors), electric wiring, ... For an idea of the boat, see File:Sluis_Eefde_laag.jpg

Appearantly, implementation of all this makes the vessel become top-heavy, hence requiring ballast (65 tonnes of ballast added beneath the floor). This seems to be worth mentioning, especially as the adding of this much weight makes the vessel sail much less quickly, and requires more fuel. 91.182.150.212 (talk) 11:47, 21 October 2012 (UTC)

Seattle[edit]

Where (if anywhere) does the claim come from that "The earliest houseboats in Seattle were recorded in 1905"? That seems to me to be decades too late. See (among other things) this article by Peter Blecha: "Seattle was founded in 1852-1853 as a seaport town whose first industry was logging -- an enterprise that sometimes towed floating bunkhouses and cookhouses up rivers for crews' use. … some of those lumbering loggers and salty sailors quite naturally (in order to preserve their financial savings) took to building themselves floating shacks from scrap boards, and living rent- or mortgage-free lifestyles during their off seasons. … By the 1880s Seattle's central waterfront was the site of a number of shabby houseboats anchored just offshore or moored to pier pilings and wharves … Not long after the Yesler cable-car line was installed in 1888, a couple of considerably more upscale colonies arose along the western shores of Lake Washington …" - Jmabel | Talk 05:35, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

I'll need to look for it; but my guess is the 1905 date refers to the official platting of sunken lots on Lake Washington that happenned a few years prior to the 1909 World's Fair in Seattle. You're right, there were floating homesteads prior to that date (many self-made by the owners); but the date they list is likely when the city (or county or whomever had the lake in their jurisdiction) established residential lots that were offshore. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 05:53, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
Okay, the "Lake Union Shore Lands Act of 1907" also doesn't tie to that 1905 date. The HistoryLink article mentions "In 1902 it was reported that there were nearly 1,000 houseboaters in Seattle", so the 1905 in this article is clearly not linking to anything. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 06:05, 23 January 2016 (UTC)
Then I will take the liberty of editing based on the Blecha article. - Jmabel | Talk 08:34, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

"one of the only"[edit]

From the article "Halibut Cove, Alaska has one of the only floating post offices in the US." What on earth does "one of the only" mean? Its like saying "slightly unique". - Jmabel | Talk 08:43, 23 January 2016 (UTC)

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