Livin' on a river Houseboats might be...

Livin' on a river Houseboats might be just the thing for advent...

There are 5 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 17, 2010, titled Livin' on a river Houseboats might be just the thing for advent.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Ever imagine living a modern Tom Sawyer life year-round? A four-season luxury houseboat can be yours for about $299,000, not including mooring fees, fuel and septic pumping.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at TwinCities.com.

SomeGuy Who Does It

South Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jan 17, 2010
For as long as it'll take to stand in line to go thru this boat at the MBS, you could try driving to Louisville next month and see dozens of them. Try houseboatexpo or houseboatmagazine for info. Obviously, this is if it's more than a novelty to you, but Louisville can be pretty nice at end of Feb. actually.
Stephen Jones

Prior Lake, MN

#2 Jan 18, 2010
If you owned a million dollar boat like this one (as I do) The story is off. They forget to tell you to watch your investment leak, sink, rot, mold, and rust away, Feel free to visit our boat's website www.skipperlinerowners.com The $$$$$ and the unbelieveable amount of time we have spent trying to save the Miss KAY NEIN from the scrap yard is a testament to my stupidity and stubborn Swedish hertitage. Shoot me now.
Packer Steve

Cologne, MN

#3 Jan 19, 2010
I suggested buying, and living on a houseboat shortly after I married in 1964. My wife thought I was insane. After our nest emptied she had some interest, until the grandkids came along. Now I can't get her to sell our home, go north, and build a summer home on wild land, and go south in the winter. I retired at age 56, and here I sit freezing in MN for 5 mos. a year, 12 years later. When I see articles on houseboats, Voyager Natl. Park, Boundry waters, Lake Vermillion, etc. I could cry. The only consolation is, I don't have to deal with the Coast Guard, DNR, and other govt. agencies that want to rob me of my pension money.
antistrib

Andover, MN

#4 Jan 19, 2010
Chores gone? What about laundry, where do you park your car, shovel snow off the deck and top, maintenance of a house boat exceeds that of a regular house.
Packer Steve

Chaska, MN

#5 Jan 27, 2010
antistrib wrote:
Chores gone? What about laundry, where do you park your car, shovel snow off the deck and top, maintenance of a house boat exceeds that of a regular house.
Shovel snow off the deck? Not if you are down in the Mississipi delta. Underwear, swimsuits, t shirts, no big deal done at the laundromat in less than an hour. What do you need a car for, if you want to sight see or do a day trip rent one. That rids you of a big expense right there, no insurance, upkeep, etc. All I would want is a fishing boat anyway.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Boating Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Upgrade provides better access to lake Aug '17 Water 1
News Tragedy strikes family members of Leasure (Jul '08) Jun '17 Evidence phart 9
News Who is James Jett? (Sep '08) May '17 anonymous 76
News GRDA Leaving Lake Levels Higher Through Labor D... (Sep '16) Feb '17 Lift 2
News Missing Woman's Family Seeks Answers, Launch Se... (Jul '10) Dec '16 King 112
News Boat repossession binge: Fort Lauderdale compan... (Apr '09) Aug '16 Steverino 69
Diversity is White Genocide (Jul '16) Jul '16 6978hkrjh 1
More from around the web