Selling Houses Australia

Reno Recap: Gold Coast Houseboat, Qld

In a Selling Houses Australia first, the team were tasked with a whole new kind of project - a houseboat.

Single mum, Indiana decided to buy a 44-foot houseboat a few years after her marriage ended, moving aboard with her two children, their cat and lizard.

It's been a fantastic year on the water, but balancing life as a mum, working and maintaining the boat have left her feeling overwhelmed.

Indiana has to get her kids to the shore by dinghy, then drive them to school, wash all her clothing at a laundromat, replenish drinking water, charge the boat's batteries and she is constantly on the move due to marina restrictions. 

Her kids would love to stay on the water, but the boat is too small for the family of three. With an asking price of $85,000, Indiana knows better presentation and perhaps a deck garden will increase the chance of a sale – but with shipwrights and a degree in maritime law needed, this is a whole new challenge for Charlie, Shaynna and Andrew.



The verdict

The hard work paid off! The houseboat sold, meaning the fun-loving Gold Coast family could move on to their next adventure.

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