Working out of Northern Ireland, Bluefield Houseboats have unleashed their first model ($274,000), a single-story, comfortable floating home of 500 square feet. The compact design includes two bedrooms, the master with ensuite bath, a shared space lounge, dining room, and kitchen. An external stairway leads to the roof which is entirely a patio space.
Bluefield uses a maximum of prefabrication to assure consistency throughout the craft. This allows for full sized doors and ceilings, flush toilets, and electric mains. Their debut houseboat does not include a motor and once constructed on site, would need to be towed if you wish to move it.
Bluefield houseboats are built to provide at least 50 years of life and come with a 10 year warranty. They are so fixated on quality they build the houseboat to not only comply with relevant Maritime & Coastguard codes of practice but also meet or exceed building regulations for land-based homes. If you like to avoid the humdrum of average living, this home on water is an adventure unto itself.