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The Tiny Sweet Pea is the First Houseboat to be Certified by Build Green
Posted By Lori Zimmer On June 15, 2012 @ 6:00 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,gallery | 1 Comment
The little houseboat is aptly called “Sweet Pea ,” which fits its green color and modest accommodations. The houseboat may be small , but it does not skimp on amenities, providing a comfortable living space for one or two people. The modern kitchen is outfitted with Energy Star  appliances, including microwave, toaster oven and coffee maker. The mosaic tiled wall and counter top separate the kitchen area from the living room, which fits a flat screen television, couch, and coffee table. Stools line the counter to create a dining area.
One wall of the living room is made up of floor to ceiling windows and glass doors, filling the houseboat  with natural light during the day. The double doors open onto a back yard like no other, a covered deck overlooking the calm waters of Sweet Pea’s port. Upstairs sleeps a cozy bedroom for two, complete with a second balcony deck.
The Sweet Pea houseboat  received a level 3 rating from Built Green. The rating is based on construction for energy reduction, indoor health, reduced water use, and durability.
+ Sweet Pea 
Via Jetson Green 
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