This MetroShip Luxury Houseboat by Ballinger & Co. is being offered as one of this year's fantasy gifts from Neiman Marcus. His & Hers versions for $250,000

The MetroShip. A Modern Luxury Houseboat For $250k

At first glance, I'd call it a houseboat, or more specifically, a Floating Home.   But that big 115 horse Mercury outboard motor means it's undeniably a boat, a nautical vessel.   It qualifies for different legal status and tax benefits.   It's sort of a new critter, this one--one of the Float-tels, but with a woody, cedar-sided exterior siding, and a rooftop party deck.    I don't suppose the helmsman has to wrestle will the tiller from back there on the back porch, but who knows?   I'm…

At first glance, I'd call it a houseboat, or more specifically, a Floating Home. But that big 115 horse Mercury outboard motor means it's undeniably a boat, a nautical vessel. It qualifies for different legal status and tax benefits. It's sort of a new critter, this one--one of the Float-tels, but with a woody, cedar-sided exterior siding, and a rooftop party deck. I don't suppose the helmsman has to wrestle will the tiller from back there on the back porch, but who knows? I'm…

I would love to own a houseboat. A floating cottage is my dream.

Sleepless in Seattle Houseboat Tour

I would love to own a houseboat. A floating cottage is my dream.

Houseboats in Copenhagen | by Northern Adventurer

Houseboats in Copenhagen | by Northern Adventurer

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