Small House Boat

Small House Boat

A small house boat can be great for many reasons. On this page we'll be covering the benefits of a small houseboat, what types there are, costs, and resources on where to learn more.

By small I'm suggesting 20 to 30 foot boats. A little bigger is still small as well--especially if you are planning on sleeping in it for more than a couple nights in a row. Also take into account how many people will be using it.

Benefits of a small houseboat are...

  • Tow-ability
  • Great for exploring
  • Low initial costs
  • Easy to drive
  • Quick to clean
  • Minimal repair and maintenance
  • Low operative costs
  • Cheaper dock fees

In addition, if you ever need to store the boat it will cost less because of its size. Insurance rates will likely be lower also.

The ease of mobility is a huge benefit as well.

There are several types of houseboats, including...

  • Pontoon (my favorite choice because of practicality and price)
  • Full hull
  • Planing hull
  • Catamaran hull
  • Trailer-able (small)

Each has its own benefits, style, and purposes. My preference would be a small pontoon houseboat that is trailer-able.

The houseboat lifestyle is something that has always intrigued me. Eating, hanging out, and sleeping right on the water is something I can imagine myself doing for a while.

You don't have to walk to go fishing and your home is an absolute vacation holiday. Not to mention those delicious BBQ's on the front deck and the ever changing waterfront views.

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