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We are proud to announce our webstie is up and running. This website will be our online source for real life Japanese garden oriented products like Japanese bridges, Japanese patios, prefabricated Japanese buildings and Japanese decorations for the Japanese Garden.


Saturday, 3 October 2009

New product - Houseboats - Get some Junk in your Trunk!

The summer holidays are over (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere) and it's time to get back to work to produce some new items to improve your Second life!

This month we are presenting a new way of living - chinese houseboats, also called Junks, were Oriental sailboats dating from ancient times and still in use today. Junks were originally developed during the Han Dynasty (220BC – 200AD) and were used as ocean-going vessels as early as the 2nd century AD. They were further evolved in the later dynasties, and were built and used throughout Asia for extensive ocean voyages.

A houseboat is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a human dwelling. Some houseboats are not motorized, because they are usually moored, kept stationary at a fixed point and often tethered to land to provide utilities. However, many are capable of operation under their own power.

As always, what you get with our product is our customary attention to detail and craftmanship. Can you imagine a more romantic place to live and love? We took the Chinese design and gave it a japanese twist - our Oriental Houseboats come in 3 designs. We have red paint (Akane-Maru - sunset sky), natural wood (Harusame - Spring Rain Falling Gently) and blue paint (Hikawa - Ice River). They have 92 prims, or 122 with mast and sail, and have a footprint of 30 x 11 meters. They are sold with the permissions Modify, Transfer and No Copy. Please not that these are not vehicles, as they are designed to be moored in one place.

Inside are panels of rich wood, tatami mats and bunks for sleeping. There are bunks for two people, one large room and one small room, plus some covered space on deck for sitting outside and watching the world go by! If you would like to have your boat bob around on the surface of the water, please contact us and we can provide a scrtipt for free that will do this. For those that tend to get seasick, though, the boat as-built does not move!

See them on XStreetSL or in-world.


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