my cool houseboat: an inspirational guide to stylish houseboats - My Cool (Hardback)
  • my cool houseboat: an inspirational guide to stylish houseboats - My Cool (Hardback)
zoom

my cool houseboat: an inspirational guide to stylish houseboats - My Cool (Hardback)

(author)
£14.99
Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 02/04/2015
  • In stock

UK delivery within 5 days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

About 15,000 people live permanently afloat on canals, rivers and coasts in Great Britain alone, but thousands more enjoy holidaying on boats or own them as weekend retreats in the UK and abroad. This book will feature not only static residential boats and floating dwellings but also those used as holiday homes and funky modern businesses - houseboats can range from canal boats, riverboats, narrow and wide beam boats, barges, Dutch barges, static houseboats and even seaworthy cruisers moored in marina. The book will cover stylish boats from the UK, North America, Europe and Australia.

The houseboats engage the reader through their history and owners' stories, which are told in lively text and colourful images. People fall in love with boats and own them for a variety of reasons: out of affordability and necessity; a love of the water; closeness to nature and the environment; or just because they yearn for a different and more relaxed style of living/working space. This book shows how houseboats can offer an attractive, practical and alternative solution, as well as amazing and often idiosyncratic solutions to living successfully in a small space.

My cool houseboat covers the following themes: stylish architectural, from San Francisco to Prague; thrifty and eclectic, as an affordable solution to conventional city dwelling; businesses, using houseboats as unusual workspaces, from a book barge to an allotment; modernist, from a Finnish floating office to an Amsterdam watervilla; recycled, ranging from an Ellis Island ferry houseboat to a converted minesweeper; and soulful, covering alternative ways of life, relaxation and recreation, from a New York City houseboat to a stylish Paris home.

Word count: 25,000

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781909108868
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 700 g
Dimensions: 190 x 225 x 19 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Furniture Bible
Added to basket
Creative Living: London
Added to basket
Complete Step-by-Step Upholstery
Added to basket
The Monocle Guide to Cosy Homes
Added to basket
Love Your Home
Added to basket
£23.99
Hardback
Quick and Easy Paint Transformations
Added to basket
Make Your Own Soft Furnishings
Added to basket
Axel Vervoordt
Added to basket
£45.00
Hardback
Monochrome Home
Added to basket
William Morris
Added to basket
£19.99
Paperback
The New Bohemians
Added to basket
Secrets of a Stylish Home
Added to basket
The Scottish Country House
Added to basket
The Papered Wall
Added to basket
£19.95
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.