Any resident can own or register a private boat or yacht in the country, as long as it reaches the standards of the Federal Transport Authority or the Dubai Maritime City Authority. Chris Whiteoak / The National, Each abode boasts plunging underwater bedrooms. Courtesy Max McMurdo, Dutch houseboat owner Juul Steyn lives on a converted British World War II warship in Amsterdam. I used to be a bit scared of swans before, but your perception changes.”, Now, McMurdo is in talks about a potential floating housing project in the UK that would help first-time buyers to work towards owning their own home. The family live on a 19-metre long, two-metre wide narrowboat without a mooring, meaning they must continuously cruise across the city’s canals spending no more than two weeks at any one place. It’s like my own little slice of paradise,” he says with a smile. Users can search fornote-8 boats to rent around the world, with vessels available for stays in Canada, Germany, Finland and the US, among other countries. For example, you can’t rename one. Each abode is set to boast plunging underwater bedrooms that offer a glimpse into the deep blue sea. Mcmurdodus is an extinct genus of sharks and the sole member of the family Mcmurdodontidae, in the order Hexanchiformes. The exact date of their wedding has surfaced in the media when she shares a wedding photo wishing her husband for their wedding anniversary on June 2, 2020. | Source: Instagram.com, (Three children of Sarah Moore. Courtesy Juul Steyn, Living on boats is not uncommon in the Netherlands. The best part is the slower pace that living on his floating dream house affords. From luxury ocean living in Dubai to barges on London's River Thames – meet the families who have gone in search of a more fluid way of living British upcycler Max McMurdo built his own boat home out of an old shipping container and now lives on the vessel full-time. For example, you can’t rename one. Add your article. Chris Whiteoak / The National, They are the first floating villas with an underwater experience in the Middle East. “We’re never happy, we always want a bigger house and material possessions and I just wanted to escape from all that.”, it’s ideal. The same can be said for Dutch houseboat owner Juul Steyn, 42, who lives on a converted British note-7warship dating back to the Second World War, with his wife Iris, 40, and their two children Louie, 6, and Senna, 3. Upcycling Bible 20 Creative Projects Made from Reclaimed Materials ‘Max is an upcycling alchemist who turns junk into something wonderful’ George Clarke, presenter of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Max McMurdo … “Obviously we have to be careful with the kids, and a mobile phone or two has gone over the edge, but we’ve renovated our dream home and I can’t imagine living anywhere else.”. Back in the UAE, living on an actual boat is rare, but not unheard of, with houseboats docked in marinas across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The couple paid £39,000 for their houseboat, although they had to pay the full amount up-front. 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She is now a presenter for BBC1's “Money for Nothing” and a cast of “Cash in the Spare Room”. “But to get round it you can take it out of the water and give it a repaint with a naming ceremony. “They present an entirely new experience.”. Chris Whiteoak / The National, Each villa will have a glass-bottomed private Jacuzzi, a fully furnished kitchen, private sundeck, manmade coral reef garden and space to dock a boat. Chris Whiteoak / The National, There are set to be 131 luxury floating villas by 2021. “London is so expensive,” explains Easton-Smith. However, seafaring homeowners in Dubai will not be the first to turn their backs on traditional bricks and mortar for a more fluid way of life. There’s a hidden bath fitted, below the shower, a massive wardrobe space beneath the bed and loads of hidden compartments.”, The same can be said for Dutch houseboat owner Juul Steyn, 42, who lives on a converted British. She is the maker and presenter of the famous British television program, “Money for Nothing”. Join Facebook to connect with Max McMurdo and others you may know. Back in the UK, freelance writer Kim Easton-Smith, 34, lives on a more traditional barge in London with her husband Adam, 35, note-9a note-10composer, and note-11their four-month-old baby girl, Iris. McMurdo invested the remaining £48,000 in renovations, removing one side of the moored container and fitting floor-to-ceiling folding doors to open up the space. Her grandparents had a restaurant in Norfolk where her Grandmother used to cook bistro-style food back in the ’60s and ’70s. She attended Cardiff Journalism School and later moved to the University of Warwick to study Philosophy. “I think there’s one or two companies that do it, but it’s more like a loan than a mortgage. “When I said I was going to build a floating house out of a shipping container everyone thought I was mad,” McMurdo says, with a laugh. (Sarah Moore with her husband, Pete. Buyers of the extravagant vessels could become the first in the world to hold their very own section of the ocean, with the plot beneath the structure included in the asking price – which is set at an eye-watering Dhnote-020 million. “It’s quite hard to get a mortgage on a boat,” Easton-Smith explains, echoing what McMurdo sa. She also later worked for ITV News & GMTV after ITV Central. “It’s bad luck,” she explains. Daughter: Libby Date of Birth: February 10, 2018. The Floating Seahorse development sits four kilometres off the coast of Dubai in the middle of The World islands, promising to create 131 luxury floating villas by 2021. Courtesy Juul Steyn, The houseboat has three bedrooms and underfloor heating. This is as plush as a houseboat gets, with three bedrooms, a 25-square-metre terrace, underfloor heating, a bath, double shower and a fully equipped kitchen complete with a dishwasher. Age: 2 years (Three children of Sarah Moore. She has an estimated net worth that ranges between $500 Thousand - $2 Million. Chris Whiteoak / The National, Villas span multiple levels. “As she gets older and starts moving around more we might have to look into moving back on to dry land, but we love the freedom of the water and we want to continue it as long as possible.”. Sarah Moore is a happily married woman to a man named Pete. Courtesy Kim Easton-Smith, The Floating Seahorse development sits 2.5 miles off the coast of Dubai in the middle of The World islands. Courtesy Kim Easton-Smith, Kim Easton-Smith believes it's 'totally manageable' to bring up a baby on a barge. Courtesy Juul Steyn, The 1943 170-square-metre vessel is worth about €900,000. Chris Whiteoak / The National, These offer a glimpse under water through the windows. Regarding to McMurdo's floating houseboat container: this is quite a story in itself. Similarly, later in September 2010, she moved and began to teach broadcast journalism at the University of Salford. I’ve designed it so, every last fixture and fitting has a purpose. “They are the first floating villas with an underwater experience in the Middle East,” note-15says Kleindienst.