Thursday, 9 February 2012

Houseboat, Floating homes...

Houseboat Reflections of North America's Floating Homes... History architecture, and Lifestyles. By Ben Dennis and Betsy Case
Houseboat interior
Houseboat Reflections of North America's Floating Homes... History architecture, and Lifestyles.
Houseboat bedroom interior
Houseboat. Floating homes
Houseboat, floating homes
Houseboat interior.
Houseboat, Reflections of North America's Floating homes


I have always wanted to live on a houseboat and have many times dreamt about getting an old Dutch barge. These pictures just confirm what I am missing....

All images are from the book:
Houseboat Reflections of North America's Floating Homes... History architecture, and Lifestyles. 
By Ben Dennis and Betsy Case
Published in 1977.



13 comments:

aroluna said...

Really impressive! I love them all, yes, it's what we are missing ;))

turquoisemoon said...

Oooh gosh those are fun!!! Really enjoyed them.

Fran said...

I am lucky enough to be in the process of renovating an old barge to live on and at the moment live on an old fashioned yacht, so loved these pictures. Thank you xxxx

hippiebohoreloaded. said...

house boats are amazing, it's also my dream to have one. awesome pics. xx

Tracey-Jane said...

I have always adored the idea of living on a houseboat, ever since I went on a barge holiday when I was 15, beautiful images, got to have a dreamxxxx

My Grama's Soul said...

I have spent many, many, many hours on a boat....but never did my interiors come close to matching any of these lovely spots....just great!

Jo

laoi gaul~williams said...

gorgeous thank you.
i am a water baby-the sea, rivers, strams, ponds...you will only get me out with a crook!
my ancestors were mariners, bargemen and fishermen going back (as far as i have gone so far) to the 1500's, my grandpa was a navy man who when on land lived on a houseboat. my dad has built boats, painted boats (as in oil pints) and when i was young my dad bought one for us but my mum refused to live on it...so sad for what could have been!
i wish i had one myself...

Claudia Paola said...

There's always something about the idea of a portable home that is so fun and attractive to me.. especially if it looks like the one in the first picture. All those plants and the stained glass window- more perfect than that?

Helena H said...

I once lived for three years on a sailingboat and I m constantly longing to get back there. Now I live in the wood in the deeps swedish countryside but whooo how I miss the water, the sea. Nothing like living on the sea.
Theeese boathose homes...I like. Thank you.

Bohemian said...

Thanks for telling me about this book, this is most definitely one I shall have to add to the Bohemian Valhalla Library of Inspirational Images! I could definitely cruise the waterways in Style with these Gypsy Barges! *winks* Thanks for stopping by for a visit and I'm excited to hear about your giveaway now!!!!!!!!! Hope I inadvertently entered? *LOL*

Dawn... The Bohemian

aspen hale said...

I've always wanted to live on a river boat...I'd do it up just like these and be a wandering soul

Vyan Nerth said...

Creativity! creativity! I adore the concept and looking forward to see more, more mouth watering creations.

tanglycottage said...

I am adding you to my blogroll and hope people follow the link to your beautiful site. I may be commented twice as the comment box jumped away. I own a copy of the houseboat book and I love best the same photos that you do.