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sneak peek: pia’s houseboat

by anne

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a couple weeks ago we all feel in love with pia’s apartment transformation. but today designer/stylist/blogger pia jane bijkerk – who lives between paris, sydney and amsterdam (what a life!) – shares her amsterdam houseboat with us. read on for more about her quaint home on the canal in her own words, and click here for more full-sized images. [thanks, pia!]anne

Welcome to my home. It’s a little different to some… mind your step as you jump on board… Nestled under chestnut trees on one of Amsterdam’s beautiful canals is where you will find my home.

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It’s an old Dutch shipping boat that has been renovated and fitted out for comfortable living. This is where I live, work, and relax…

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It’s not so big – it’s like a large studio flat, the bedroom is separated by a screen and the kitchen is on a little mezzanine level which you walk into from the bridge.

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What i love most about my new home is the light. The sun bounces off the water and throws beautiful reflections on the ceiling. It dances, and I love dancing light.

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It fits everything I need – my piano, books, books and books…

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and in the morning, we wake up to singing birds and splashing ducks, even though we live in the middle of the city. Amsterdam is quite something – it can be bustling in some parts and like a small village in others. The best and funniest part about the boat is the bathroom – it has a gorgeous pothole to view the canal while you shower. There is no bath which is the only downside.

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Thanks for stopping by! You are welcome back anytime.

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