This is a nice alternative to land ownership. Especially when land is scarce or too expensive. The couple plan to add a kitchen garden to the platform just below the terrace that connects to the kitchen. Photo by Rene Mesman.
These houseboats ply the backwaters of Kerala. They were originally used as cargo boats until trucks took over. With the boom of tourism in the area recently, the number of these boats has skyrocketed. This was taken at dawn near Allapuzha, India.