Go off-grid with this beautifully designed modern one-bedroom houseboat.
The Dusky Parakeet is a bright and cozy houseboat currently moored in London’s St. Katharine Docks. London–based firm 31/44 Architects outfitted the brand-new 60′ x 12′ wide beam canal boat with bespoke interiors that give off a Scandinavian vibe. The calm, muted palette is perfectly suited to the Dusty Parakeet’s watery surroundings.
The handmade joinery and flooring are crafted from Douglas fir, charcoal gray Valchromat, and tulipwood. The interior is open and uncluttered, and storage is cleverly tucked away beneath the staircase and under the benches.
As the listing states, “It would be impossible to find an apartment of this caliber, in this location, at this affordable price, but Dusky Parakeet manages to achieve all three. She would make a perfect pied-à-terre, moveable home, or office.”
The minimalist boat is fitted with bespoke wall sconces and custom-made upholstery. The handmade kitchen features recycled materials by Smile Plastics. The doors and countertops are made of yogurt containers—and they even contain little flecks of silver from the lids.
The houseboat has a single bedroom with a round porthole—as nice little reminder you are on a boat.
The Dusky Parakeet is outfitted with a 500-liter water storage tank and solar panels, so it can run 100% off the grid if needed. And she is equipped with a fully insulated hull, double glazing, and underfloor heating so it will stay warm and cozy during the winter months.
The shower room is made almost entirely from Corian. And an incineration toilet makes waste disposal easy.
She can be yours for $378K.