Maybe it's a pipe dream, and it's probably not all it's cooked up to be, but I sometimes fantasize about living on the water, in a (beautifully decorated) barge or a péniche and slowly discover Europe, one river at a time. The following pictures have a lot to do with it.
They are taken from a book I love by Joanna Copestick called Family Home. A book published in 1998 but that doesn't bear a wrinkle. One of the homes featured is a barge in Amsterdam owned by Pauline Van Der Heijen and Goos Drenth. Does anyone know if the barge still exist today?
The boat has (had?) six small rooms, one of them Pauline's studio (she's an artist). I love the colors and the ease of this place. The kitchen is as cute as a button and it all looks so cozy. The beds make me want to curl up and be gently rocked by the water. It makes me want to slowww- dowwwn.