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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

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The little houseboat is aptly called “Sweet Pea [6],” which fits its green color and modest accommodations.  The houseboat may be small [7], 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 [8] 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 [9] 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 [10] 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 [6]

Via Jetson Green [11]

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[1] houseboat: http://inhabitat.com/set-sail-through-keralas-stunning-water-network-on-the-goodearth-eco-tour-houseboat/

[2] Built Green: http://www.builtgreen.net/process.html

[3] urban living: http://inhabitat.com/chug-a-floating-community-grows-their-own-vegetables-in-the-heart-of-london/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/the-tiny-sweet-pea-is-the-first-houseboat-to-be-certified-by-build-green/sweetpea2/?extend=1

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/the-tiny-sweet-pea-is-the-first-houseboat-to-be-certified-by-build-green/sweetpea5/

[6] Sweet Pea: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.260003707390581.64522.202539376470348&type=3

[7] houseboat may be small: http://inhabitat.com/schwimmhaus-boat-by-confused-direction/

[8] Energy Star: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/a-sustainable-clam-shack-built-entirely-with-reclaimed-materials-is-coming-to-brooklyn/

[9] houseboat: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/gowanus-canal-houseboat-floating-brooklyn-home-generates-its-own-energy-and-water/katzman-gowanus-houseboat-jerko4/

[10] houseboat: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/last-surviving-ellis-island-ferry-transformed-into-historic-houseboat/ferry9/

[11] Jetson Green: http://www.jetsongreen.com/2012/06/sweet-pea-tiny-houseboat-washington.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+jetson_green+%28Jetson+Green%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

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