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Stylish “Tiny Home” Houseboats Make Living On The Water Cozy

Posted at 7:37 PM, Aug 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-24 19:37:23-04

SOMERSET. Ky. (LEX 18) –  Have you ever dreamed about living a life on the go?? Maybe even in a “tiny house”? One Lake Cumberland houseboat company is making those dreams come true by creating floating “tiny houses.”

Harbor Cottage Houseboats will revolutionize life on the water.

“You see these tiny houses everywhere. You see them on a trailer, there’s kind of a tiny house craze. You rarely, or I had never seen one, in a boat or in a marine capacity,” Jimmy Hamilton, the president of the company told LEX 18. “I live on one right now. So, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,  365 days a year, even when it was two degrees this winter, my boat was nice and toasty.”

One of the boats has even been featured on HGTV.

Harbor cottage houseboats says they wanted to upgrade living on the water while keeping it affordable. Most homes start at $99,000.

“The way we bring down the cost is by using a lot of residential finishes and building them like a house. You throw the word marine in front of anything and you can expect to pay 5 fold,” explains Hamilton.

Harbor Cottage Houseboats in located at Lee’s Ford Marina.