Houseboats, with both their buoyancy and smaller size, tend towards creative interiors. Few exemplify this more than “Turnip,” one of several root-vegetable-named houseboats currently on the market.
It and most of its siblings—Carrot, Jicama, Rutabaga, Radish, and Ginger—have been successful vacation rentals for quite some time. But with their owner ready to move on, a new person can make their weirdo houseboat dreams come true.
Turnip stands out right from the dock, with its shingled exterior and red details. But inside, it almost looks like a caravan, with wooden walls and an exposed-beam ceiling. It packs a lot into 400 square feet, including a galley kitchen with a full-size fridge, a small living space, and built-ins.
But the design is really anchored by two circular portals in the back. The first leads to a bathroom, which makes use of its limited space with a soaking tub and detachable showerhead. The second leads to a wide bunk—kind of a small-space master bedroom.
1818 Westlake Avenue N Unit D4 is listed for $239,000 by its owner; the slip is $1,050 a month.
This article has been updated to reflect an updated, lower listing price.