An Alternative Lifestyle Houseboat

by John M. MacFarlane 2013

Houseboat Swartz Bay

Since the British Columbia colonial days there have been free-spirited people who enjoy living on the water. Eclectic houseboats are now rare in populated areas and are usually parked in remote inlets where regulations are more lax. The lifestyle is appealing but perhaps not popular with the upland owners who might unexpectedly find such a vessel anchored in their viewscape. Nevertheless such vessels continue a tradition established during the goldrush.

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