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Take a Tour of This Tiny Houseboat, The 'Blue Turtle'

The 'Blue Turtle' is an incredible floating home that looks like it was ripped out of the ground.

Living near the sea is something many aspire to do, but actually living on it is a little extreme for most.

A couple in Auckland, New Zealand has made an incredible floating house that allows them to enjoy all of their home comforts from the middle of the sea. Take a peek inside via the blog 'Living Big In A Tiny House'.

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The 'Blue Turtle'

"Designed to perfectly fit into a 12-meter berth, this wonderful floating home, affectionally named Blue Turtle, is fully featured with two bedrooms, a bathroom and an open plan kitchen, dining, and living area upstairs," the Living Big In A Tiny House blog explains.

Take a Tour of This Tiny Houseboat, The 'Blue Turtle'
SourceLiving Big In A Tiny House/YouTube 

The house, which certainly stands out amongst its neighboring motorboats, enjoys panoramic views across the marina in Auckland from its porch-like decks on both floors.

Take a Tour of This Tiny Houseboat, The 'Blue Turtle'
SourceLiving Big In A Tiny House/YouTube 

As the blog post explains, "while this is not a cheap build by any means, it’s still a comparatively affordable option for an exceptionally expensive city such as Auckland, and enables [the couple, Olivia and Ryan] to live a dream life, close to town and yet in a place which makes them feel as though they are on permanent vacation."

A mesmerizing interior space

As Olivia explains in the video below, the houseboat, which is 4.6 meters wide and 11.5 long (15x38 feet), is made out of a plywood and fiberglass base. 

Take a Tour of This Tiny Houseboat, The 'Blue Turtle'
Source: Living Big In A Tiny House/YouTube

Ample storage space below the floating home's wrap-around deck allows for a larger living area in the interior space.

The bedrooms were purposefully placed on the bottom floor as the swaying of the boat is less pronounced nearer the water, allowing for a more restful sleep.

Take a Tour of This Tiny Houseboat, The 'Blue Turtle'
SourceLiving Big In A Tiny House/YouTube 

Moving on from the bedroom, a staircase leads up to an impressive living area with a balcony and impressive views of the sea from wherever the 'Blue Turtle' is traveling or berthed at any given time.

The virtual tour is well worth a watch and can be viewed in the video below. For another form of off-the-grid living take a look at this luxury caravan that can charge a Tesla Cybertruck on solar energy.

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