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Thread: Barge homes

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    Registered woogie's Avatar
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    Barge homes

    No Sterlings so go ahead and move if necessary.......

    Curious if anyone owns a barge home. Been thinking seriously of building one for year round living. Buying 2 slips and put the boat on a hoist next door.

    Went through this one a few years ago... hardwood floors, stainless appliances, a real bathroom, heat pump system etc... Thinking of a bit larger one but staying with a 15-20ft x 50ft platform. Just the two of us. No property taxes... Things to think about, suggestions, would be appreciated..... Joe
    Last edited by woogie; 07-24-2007 at 04:01 PM.

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    S.O.B (single O/B) now Platinum Member t500hps's Avatar
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    Re: Barge homes

    Saw a bunch of these in Washington DC. Never seen them before, but with no kids, why not. I understand alot of marinas won't allow them so check that out first!

    Can I have dibs on your lawn mower!

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    Re: Barge homes

    Looks cool!
    I wonder what type of insurance? watercraft or homeowners? Rates?
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    medellin colombia, pablo escobar's lil town

    Re: Barge homes

    im in... where can i get more info on the construction? where to get the barge etc. that looks like a sweet way to get a water front home and the no property taxes is da Chit

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    Re: Barge homes

    i wonder if they still have houseboat row on biscayne bay

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    Re: Barge homes

    Wasn't Seattle overrun with those?
    And didn't Seattle recently ban the constructiuon of new barge communities?

    I doub't you could tow it anyplace and tie up. Aren't they usually in a dedicated community?
    Looks like a cool way to live, but in a Florida hurricane I wouldn't want to around it.

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