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323 Sq. Ft. Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

This is the No1 Living 40′ Houseboat by No1 Living.

It’s a modern 40ft houseboat with a wrap-around deck and an additional rooftop deck. Inside, you’ll find a bedroom, living area, dining nook, kitchenette, and full bathroom!

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No1 Living 40′ Floating Home with Private Bedroom

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

Images © No1 Living

Tiny house living right on the water?

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

Who else is saying “sign me up”?

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

Very compact kitchenette, but it is loaded with storage.

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

Everything you need, too. Including a cooktop.

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

Enough space for a dining set and a full-size couch in the living room.

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

The bedroom has two access points to the deck with french doors (and water views).

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

The bathroom has a stand up shower, toilet, and vanity with a narrow entry door.

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

And yes… there’s a place to drive it, too!

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

You can even hang an LCD and watch a game…

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

The outdoor deck is a great place to relax.

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

And with a view like this…

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

It’s pretty hard not to be relaxed!

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

As it says, “time to rest…”

Modern Houseboat with Rooftop Deck

In the floor plan you can see how the deck surrounds the living space. Super cool!

Floor Plan for No1 Living 40 Houseboat

Images © No1 Living

How do you like this floating tiny home?


  • 322.9 sq. ft. of living space inside
  • Full bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Open living room with dining nook
  • Cockpit in the corner
  • Max speed: 6 mph
  • 538 sq. ft. upper deck area
  • 215 sq. ft. lower deck space

By the way, there is a larger 47ft version with two bedrooms you can learn about here.


  1. http://www.no1-houseboat.com/en/models/no1-living-40/
  2. http://www.no1-houseboat.com/uploads/media/No1_Living_40_Specification_1_2016_01.pdf
  3. http://www.tinyhousetown.net/2018/01/no1-living-40-houseboat.html

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  • Tom Osterdock
    January 25, 2018, 12:40 am

    Now this could be a lot of fun. I love going on house boats. No wheels but I would still enjoy visiting someone that has one.

  • Kid Cardona
    January 25, 2018, 12:21 pm

    A little pricey for me but it sure is a beautiful little houseboat. I have a question on this, do you have to take it out of the water to clean the hull? I know it would be maybe something that needs to be done on regular boats, but I know nothing about house boats. How is the waste water removed?

    • James D.
      January 25, 2018, 9:52 pm

      Constructing something that has to be in or around water most of the time tends to be pricey, especially when built to high quality and geared for luxury.

      Maintenance is basically the same as any boat… If you can’t get it out of the water you can use a hookah or scuba equipment to get underneath and clean it that way.

      Most houseboats are cleaned easily with a scrubber or scraper. You could also use a pressure washer beneath the water surface to clean out copper, fiberglass or wooden houseboat bottoms.

      It is, of course, much easier to clean if you can raise it out of the water or at least lean it out during low tide.

      Just avoid using chemicals as otherwise you will not be able to let the water from the washer flow back to the sea. But if growth has developed and isn’t coming off then you’ll have to take the whole thing out of the water and onto land to then use chemical cleaning methods…

      Depending on the type of hull or what the house is using to float on the water (some house boats are built on top of logs, for example) will determine which is the best cleaning method and how often you’ll have to do it, etc.

      While the interior you can clean like a regular house…

      For waste, it’s like a RV in that respect… You empty the black tank when you get to a dock that can service it… Unless you opt for a composting toilet…

      However, house boats usually have dedicated water and power lines hooked up and are left at a permanent dock location that is rented. So you usually only have to worry about the waste water if you move the house and are working off the internal tanks…

  • Michael
    January 25, 2018, 5:51 pm

    A refreshing and modern design on a small footprint. It seems to be good quality,too.
    However for FL hurricanes shutters for the big windows are needed.

  • Eric
    January 26, 2018, 4:42 am

    Looks rather bland inside. No character at all. Much prefer the one shown previously that was in Portland, or thereabouts.

  • Nanny M
    January 26, 2018, 12:59 pm

    I do feel it has character. Sleek, understated , a party ready to happen.

  • Carol cochran
    January 26, 2018, 9:49 pm

    How much are 40’& 47 “. Where are they made or docked..

    • James D.
      January 28, 2018, 10:32 pm

      This company is located in the Czech Republic… You’d have to contact them for a exact price as these are typically made to order but a 40′ house boat typically goes for over $150,000…

      Typically costs $2,200 or more a month to live in one… Some expense breakdown is $1,050 a month docking fee, including $250 “live aboard” fee. That covers utilities such as water and electricity, and also allows keeping a car in the parking lot, use the pool and laundry facilities, and receive mail and packages there.

      Some places will cost more than others, however…

      While it’s not unusual for bigger house boats to go over a million but you can get an up to three story structure with every luxury you can imagine…

      Depending on how they are built, though, expected life may be less than 100 years…

      Some areas have a height restrictions but some get around it by giving it a basement level and have done things like have underwater views added to take advantage of that…

      • Eric
        August 23, 2019, 6:16 pm

        A lot of those expenses could be eliminated if you had land with a lake/big pond on it. Probably circumvent planning permission rules as well, along with rates (aka property taxes). That’d be a win/win for me.

        Still, you’d need some way of removing wastewater and blackwater (sewerage waste for the uninitiated). Suppose you’d still need to clean the hull every couple of years of so.

  • merryl
    November 20, 2018, 4:14 pm

    very,very nice.

  • acer wolfe
    May 10, 2020, 11:51 pm

    I love the minimalist style.

  • Richard Lynn Herrington
    June 9, 2020, 9:03 pm

    Once again this proves that the quality of life you have strictly revolves on how much cash you have and what you can afford to buy. The world is filled with beautiful, wonderful things to enjoy if you can afford to buy them.

  • sheebe
    June 11, 2020, 12:31 pm

    Years ago, I was on the Principia, a yacht. Wasn’t there for enjoyment and relaxation. Was a wedding party/dinner. I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. Owned by John Davidson and was moored outside of Santa Barbara, CA. I worked for his brother in Hope Ranch, CA. I was honored to be able to help and experience being on a yacht.

    This Boat house is perfect. Can they adopt me? lol! Nothing I don’t like. Love this, clean and classy.

    • Natalie C. McKee
      June 11, 2020, 2:24 pm

      I’ve never been on a yacht! Sounds magical.

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