River Punt/Sampan Houseboats

I’m a big fan of boats like the samples here… but what to call them?  Sampan?

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These boats are from the Li River in China.

And from the late 1800’s these boats have a somewhat similar look, the first one… all American.. the second from an English Canal.

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http://shantyboatliving.com/2013/vintage-houseboats-family-history/

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http://shantyboatliving.com/2012/1886-houseboat/

And a US Parks Bayou tour boat.  No cabin  but a nice hull.

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All inspired me to work on this design…. version one.

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Originally posted 2013-02-17 21:40:24.

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  1. … and… you can slide them into a standard shipping container and send them anywhere in the world that you might want to explore next, or just back home after a float down the Mississippi. I like it a lot!

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