Light + Airy Modern Houseboat is Spacious Indoors and Out

So many of us dream of packing up and moving all of our things into a houseboat, but those dreams often dissolve when we see just how tiny and dark most houseboats are. This one is different, however. It’s called Thesayboat, and it may just change the way we daydream about houseboats.

Thesayboat was designed by Marek Ridky, who says the houseboat’s overall composition was inspired by a quote from Le Corbusier: “Human habitation should be a cell with a view of the stars.”

This boat most certainly fulfills that ambition. With ample space for two people, the “cell” embraces views of the outdoors from every direction. Half of the top floor consists of a huge bedroom which is entirely surrounded in windows. Gorgeous wooden shutters block out the sun or protect the inhabitants’ privacy.

The other half of the top floor is an enormous rooftop deck with a hot tub. A transparent safety enclosure enhances a feeling of openness on the deck.

This openness is repeated inside, where the staircase leading from the lower floor to the bedroom is also enclosed in a see-through safety barrier. The feeling of airiness is important in such a physically confining space as a houseboat, and the designer captured this feeling perfectly.

Other comforts of home include a surprisingly large bathroom and a small but functional kitchen. We could certainly see spending a few lazy weekends floating on the water and just taking in the sights from this decidedly stylish pontoon-based home.

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