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Amazing Eco-Friendly Houseboat In London On Sale For Just £150,000

Amazing Eco-Friendly Houseboat In London On Sale For Just £150,000

An amazing, spacious houseboat in London is offering prospective homeowners an affordable and eco-friendly way to live in the capital, having been put on the market for under £150,000.

The two-bedroom 'Kathleen Alexander' widebeam houseboat is currently located on the Regents Canal in London, and is on a £1,000 'Continuous Cruising' license - which means you simply have to move 20-30 miles in total over the course of a year, moving the boat every couple of weeks.

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The boat was constructed from Corten Weathering Steel, which requires little maintenance and is thought to make the vessel the only one of its kind.

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Inside there's a large kitchen and living area, a full width master bedroom, a single bedroom and wet room with bath, gas shower and toilet.

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There are also front and rear decks with outdoor seating, meaning you won't even have to leave your house to catch some rays or get some fresh air.

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It's being sold via Rightmove for £149,950, with the listing saying: "This charming but luxurious widebeam boat offers buyers a rustic lifestyle that is entirely a part of its charm, in the very centre of things yet at the same time amidst peaceful and tranquil surroundings.

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"What a fantastic alternative to a two bedroom flat in the area which might be many times the price - ideal therefore for a couple or small family perhaps with a little more sense of romance and adventure about them."

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The boat's current owner, Owain Harris, said he wanted to create something 'completely unique', having crafted the exterior from Corten Weathering Steel in 'homage to the heritage of the canal'.

Harris said: "Its striking and contrasting appearance weathers to an orange patina offering a contemporary response to the canal's history. It's a sustainable choice as no maintenance is required once the stable rust-like appearance is developed.

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"The rust forms a protective coating that slows the rate of corrosion. The boat never requires painting, its appearance improving over time as patterns come and go. Marine paints are extremely hazardous toxic substances and are never needed with this.

"We had the hull commissioned by a traditional boat builder in Mansfield, and fitted it out with handy friends. As far as we are aware no other Corten canal boats exist."

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Explaining more about the home's eco-friendly credentials, Harris added:"We don't take up any land, we are a much smaller space, and use much less energy to heat up and keep warm.

"We burn recycled wood pellets from local joineries. We are far more conscious of resources we use and waste we produce, as everything has transported on and off the boat."

Find out more about the boat via Rightmove here.

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