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A houseboat (different from boathouse , which is a shed for storing boats ) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Some houseboats are not motorized, because they are usually moored, kept stationary at a fixed point and often tethered to land to provide utilities. However, many are capable of operation under their own power. Float house is a Canadian and American term for a house on a float ( raft ), a rough house may be called a shanty boat . In Western countries , houseboats tend to be either owned privately or rented out to holiday -goers, and on some canals in Europe , people dwell in houseboats all year round. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, Amsterdam , London , and Paris .