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14th Nov 2016

So a houseboat has washed up on a Mayo beach

This is very cool.

You never know what you might find on your local beach, but Mayo County Council have a very unique situation to deal with after a Canadian houseboat was discovered on the shores of Cross beach.

RTÉ are reporting that the vessel drifted across the Atlantic from Newfoundland, Canada and it was discovered by the Malin Head Coast Guard after a local passerby alerted them to it.

Rick Small is the man who designed and built the houseboat and he also included a note inside the vessel which reads:  “I, Rick Small, donate this structure to a homeless youth to give them a better life that Newfoundlanders choose not to do! No rent, no mortgage, no hydro”.

The houseboat is set to be removed by the Malin Coast Guard this afternoon and they have been in contact with their Canadian counterparts who confirmed that the boat was indeed docked over the summer.

We wonder if the Irish government have enough time to jack up the rent and impose a water tax on it before it’s removed?

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All images via – RTÉ