Once just barges with a bathroom and bed, houseboats and floating homes have received a serious upgrade. Gorgeous domiciles owned by the affluent now offer all the comforts of a traditional home with a sweet on-the-water address. With a third of their country below sea level, The Netherlands leads the houseboat charge with ultra-modern, prefab designs that are being exported across the globe. Check out these Dutch abodes, along with an eclectic mix of other high-sea homes in our houseboat slideshow. 

25 Awesome Houseboats