The spacious sleeping quarters and bathrooms are situated in the basement, which is partly below the waterline. The interior design of the level was soberly plastered in white and has been given a light- colored floor to create more optical sense of space. The kitchen and living area blend seamlessly into- and extend onto the enclosed outdoor patio. When the shutters are closed, the exterior of the houseboat functions like a shell-like enclosure. When drawn back and the patio doors opened, a big ‘open living’ feel is created.