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Life on the Water …


Why water? Why would anyone leave the stability of terra firma to live on a moving surface, in smaller quarters and relative uncertainty?

The answer is simple. Water is life and water changes everything.

Can someone who doesn’t crave water understand the attraction? Houseboat owners, who have convinced friends or spouses to share floating spaces, say that time is key to understanding. The longer one lives on the water, the less one fears it, and the better one may adapt to watertop rhythms. But it’s not for everyone: the most common way of saying that water obsessions are born, not made.


We have built our first floating house in 2010 on river Vah near city Komárno. This floating house is not unique by being our first houseboat but because it is the first low-consumption floating house ever built in Slovakia.

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