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    Default A houseboat on the Thames

    Rainer Cole, a sculptor from London, bought this former fishing trawler, called the St. Michael, in 1995 for 5,000 pounds (about $7,750) and converted it into two apartments. When he bought it, the vessel was pretty bare with only an ice room, anchor room, fish hold, eight bunk beds for crew, a stuffy captain's cabin and no engine.


    Mr. Cole, 49, bought the boat as a student at Camberwell College of Arts in London with a classmate. What started off as student quarters has turned into his permanent home.









    The kitchen of the four-bedroom apartment is at the bow of the boat. The area was once a deck where fish were sorted and gutted.




    A Houseboat on the Thames - The New York Times > Great Homes and Destinations > Slide Show > Slide 16 of 17

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    sweet. his decorating kind of sucks but the boat is awesome. i do like the red kitchen.
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    He's done a good job with the limited amount of space available. The wood plank floors are gorgeous.

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    the owner has a bit of Jeffrey Dean Morgan goin' on.
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    cheap living

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    Not loving the blue, but yet, it is a houseboat so I get where they were going with that. It's not bad.

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    I looked at him and was then pleasantly surprised. It's not a crappy art student squat at all!
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    Not bad at all for a fishing trawler!
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    oooh. i love the floors.

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    I know a family who lived on a houseboat on the Thames and let's just say the toilet was an issue.
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