Typical boat homes are small and inventive with their storage solutions, and although this residence still makes creative uses of space there is much more square footage to go ’round. A growing family in the Netherlands purchased a 130 foot Belgian Spitz Barge to allow ample room for kids and even space to rent out as a separate income generating guest house.
BBVH Architects were at the helm of this renovation, providing opportune edits to the existing boat in order to keep it operable if need be. Gorgeous bronze portholes add some extra natural light into the home. For a houseboat, the interior space is almost a Scandinavian country style, with lots of light wood and an eclectic mix of pattern.
The family’s deck house and steering hut were made into quarters separate from the rest of the home and are rented out. Aside from the other existing areas, a patio was created for the children to have a space to safely play outdoors. A bathtub and a pear tree are the strange additions although they work with the overall feel of the space.