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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 [2],” which fits its green color and modest accommodations.  The houseboat may be small [3], 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 [4] 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 [5] 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 [6] 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 [2]

Via Jetson Green [7]

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

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

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

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

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

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

[7] 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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