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Living on the water in many cultures has a long tradition. Many people have the desire to live near lake or beach. A boat home or boathouse is a firmly established place on the water where people can live permanently. The Schwimmhausboot is a floating barge or houseboat named the Silberfisch (silver fish)in Oldenberg, Germany. The Interior design and furniture was created by by Flo Florian and Sascha Akkermann of the design firm Confused-Direction and built by Die Schreinermeisterei. The boathouse features a complete modular kitchen with refrigerator, bathroom with Bio-Toilet, living room with Panorama windows and green terrace with garden.