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Sometimes the most beautiful creations are born out of frustration. Ian Ugarte and Christine Manning had been living on the Hawkesbury River outside of Sydney for 10 years, watching badly designed houseboats float past their home. In 2002, after they saw a boat with a Balinese hut perched on top of it, they decided they needed to do something. They contacted architect and builder Drew Heath, and the Arkiboat was born.

Aussie houseboat

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