Some are designed to bob along, allowing occupants to explore, while others remain permanently docked.
If you’re looking to get a taste of riverbank life, some of the boat homes are available to hire scroll down to see a fleet of some of the craziest floating homes in the world.
The wave-shaped Fennell Residence located in Portland, Oregon, was built in 2005 by the Robert Oshatz architecture firm.
Outside there is a hot tub, wood-fired pizza oven, and a two-seater swing located in an adjacent garden for private use
Fans looking for the full Beatles experience can book accommodation in this unusual hotel, which is painted to look like the vessel on the cover of their record Yellow Submarine, and floats on a mooring in Albert Dock
Once a narrowboat, the ‘submarine’ now features a psychedelic lounge – complete with an original scooter from the film Quadrophenia – and three bedrooms