What is a houseboat
A houseboat is any type of boat that is designed or modified to be used as a home.
Not all houseboats are motorised. Most houseboats are kept stationary and kept at a fixed point.
Houseboats are becoming quite the trend due to the costs associated with purchasing a property. The cost of living has also prompted some people to think outside the box and buy a boat instead of a property.
You can secure a marine mortgage with a deposit or you can buy one with savings or a loan from Mum and Dad (if possible!).
There are many different types of boats that can be turned into a home:
Houseboat. A vessel with a structure, no engine and it stays static in its mooring.
Narrow boat. Named after its seven feet wide and up to 70 feet long size.
Barge. A converted commercial vessel that can be as much as 50ft long and 12ft wide.
Cruiser. A fishing vessel, lifeboat or ferry.
Motor Fishing Vehicle. A large sized vessel ideal for a home. They are unable to cruise inland waterways.