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The Urban Rental: A Modern Houseboat in Berlin

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 09, 2014 01:09 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified Jul 08, 2014

Chris and Oliver Laugsch, the design-minded brothers behind boutique rental agency Welcome Beyond, are the masterminds of Berlin's most aquatic accommodation. Located on Lake Rummelsburg, a small inlet in the Spree River in the artsy eastern part of Berlin, the 645-square-foot Modern Houseboat features a wall of glass doors overlooking the city, sleeping accommodations for two adults and two kids, a chic streamlined kitchen, and a pair of bicycles for exploring the area. Above: The houseboat is fronted by a wall of glass doors. Above: The interior opens onto a wooden deck (good for watching the swans swim by). The dock is next to a nature preserve. Above: The kitchen is anchored by a concrete island. Above: A wood-burning stove heats the space in the cooler months. Above: The custom-made wooden seating in the living room can also accommodate extra guests. Above: Maritime-themed reading material. Above: The bedroom overlooks the river. Above: A streamlined bath. Above: Wrap-around windows provide unobstructed views of the city. The center of Berlin is about 15 minutes away by public transport. Above: The houseboat is moored off a narrow dock. Above: A pair of Bella Ciao bicycles are available for getting around the city. The boat rents for €250 a night, minimum stay three nights.  For more details, go to   Welcome Beyond   or   The Modern House . We're exploring standout summer rentals all this week. For more ideas, go to  Editors' Picks: 15 Favorite Vacation Rental Resources . Interested in life on the water? Have a look at the  Ultimate Seattle Houseboat , An NYC Houseboat ,  and Gardenista's  DIY Cobalt Blue Planters (Houseboat Optional) . More Stories from Remodelista Editors' Picks: 15 Favorite Vacation Rental Resources Purveyor of the Practical and the Timeless A Brew Pub on Wheels: Craft on Draft






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