From dingy, fishy-smelling bolt-hole to eco-friendly luxury barges, houseboats have come an amazingly long way over the years. And if you’re dreaming of sailing through some of the world’s best waterways, the Chinampa Houseboat can be yours for just over $200,000. The beautiful one-bedroom boat is not only solar-powered, but it boasts a spectacular interior design made up of reclaimed furniture and retro pieces.
Listed by the UK Real Estate Company Aucoot, the beautiful 58-feet by 11-feet widebeam canal boat is truly a floating piece of art. Designed by its current owners, who work in landscaping and fashion, the houseboat’s interior is a serene oasis that is achieved by ample natural light, high ceilings, and above all, carefully selected pieces of reclaimed furniture.
To give the space a unique and sophisticated living space, the design-savvy owners carefully chose a collection of reclaimed furnishings. For example, the galley kitchen was built with a repurposed plans chest, along with an iroko hard wood countertop.
The living room and bedroom are both bright and airy spaces thanks to ample windows and a double-pitched sky light that floods the interior with natural light. The spaces are filled with various mid-century chairs and a large bookcase that keeps the living area clutter-free.
For a long soak after a long day of sailing, there is a gorgeous light-filled bathroom that comes complete with a luxurious full sized rolltop cast iron bath with claw feet and antique brass taps and shower fittings.
To top off the incredible design, the houseboat is powered by 4x 130w solar panels that allow the boast to go completely off-grid. Additionally, the boat is water-ready year-round thanks to quality insulation and a high-performance heating system.
Images via Aucoot