I don’t know what it is with my fascination with houseboats. Though I have sea legs and don’t get motion sickness, I am not a strong swimmer and have no business actually living on a boat. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t think it has a romantic appeal to it. This past weekend’s NY Times featured the article Water Shed which showcased the Maison Flottante: where the Bouroullec brothers (artists) live. Look at the beautiful scenery.
Perhaps the fascination stems from my love of old movies, like the appropriately titled Houseboat starring Cary Grant and Sophia Loren.
Cary Grant is a widower with three children and Sophia becomes their nanny. Due to extreme circumstances they end up having to live on a decrepit houseboat. After some paint and a little TLC presto the houseboat is awesome. I wish I had actual screenshots of the whole exterior of the houseboat but it looks like a fun, whimsical place to live.
♥ the alchemist
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