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Friday, May 6, 2011

The White Elephant Houseboat/Floating Home in Boston/Charlestown, MA

Here's one that wasn't available for our recent houseboat shoot in Boston/Charlestown for "TINY YELLOW HOUSE TV", but we DID get a chance to quickly go inside, and man oh man is this boat cool/luxurious! Also, we DO hope to go back to showcase THIS very houseboat....

We're hoping to rent this out in Sept for a full-day shoot, alongside some other New England micro-houses in the same weekend.... You can check out more on this here..  Its approx. $200 a night- depending on the season- for the ENTIRE boat- which considering, its pretty incredible, as most smaller hotel rooms in the area cost the same. Specs are posted wayyyyy below....

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 10
The White Elephant Floating Inn is a one-of-a-kind wooden houseboat lovingly built from scratch on a steel hull by a single person over a period of about five years. It features beautifully finished wood paneled walls, exposed wood beams and inlaid hardwood floors. The main stateroom features a custom-built king size platform bed with headboard, two large closets and hexagonal stained-glass windows. Extra guests can be accommodated by a queen size sleep sofa and an inflatable Aerobed located in the main salon. In addition we have just built two more private staterooms with a queen bed, a full bed and two twin beds and an additional bathroom on the second level of the boat. Unlike your typical boat, the bathroom has a cast iron claw foot tub with massage shower head, and a solid brass sink sunk into a slab of redwood. The kitchen includes a full-size fridge, stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and plenty of dishes, glassware, cutlery and pots and pans.
(Write-up from
-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen