Despite what you learned from the Billy Dee Williams vehicle, The Ladies Man, houseboat life isn't all that sexy. It can, however, be pretty stylish. Especially if you can get your hands on one that looks anything like the 12 below.
It may not be a manmade chain of islands in the shape of the continents, but hey, this is certainly the type of houseboat you'd expect to find in Dubai, where it's docked.
6. The Motel
Retro motel? Enormous sideways Tetris block? Either way, not a bad spread. Not bad at all.
7. The Private Island
This behemoth is more conceptual roving island than houseboat. The mini continent's sized to accommodate a whole bunch shops, restaurants, and swimming pools. [More...]
8. The Gallery
The second story to this one features some seriously lofted ceilings and enormous windows. Ideal for getting a panoramic view of the surroundings, and giving your surroundings quite the view of you, too.