Perebo presents:
houseboat building timelapse video

Would you like to buy a mobile houseboat at a cheap price, but you are not sure whether you want to buy a completely finished houseboat or only components for DIY houseboat? Then PEREBO is the right place for you. With us you can buy either only the modular pontoon floats for building the pontoon hulls as well as a pontoon platform (with or without house framework) or a brand new houseboat. To help you decide which components to buy, you can watch the time-lapse-video below, which explains the basic structure of our PH-20 series motorized houseboats.

Construction houseboat PH20-1 (timelapse, pics and accessory)

Now you can choose between the following 3 options:

1. Buy modular floats for building pontoon hulls

Here you have the option to buy only the individual pontoon floats in order to build pontoon tubes to support your houseboat. You only have to know relatively precisely before ordering these pontoons, how heavy your houseboat will be in total. For this purpose, it is recommended to make a rough dead load calculation of all houseboat building materials as well as the furnishings inside the house and furthermore to add all other loads from e.g. passengers, water and fuel tanks, etc.

Here can be found our: modular plastic pontoons

2. Configure your houseboat platform

If you need a houseboat pontoon consisting of pontoon hulls, support frame and various other accessory, you can use our configurator. However, here too you need to know relatively precisely what the dead weight of your house together with all the other attachments together with passengers will be. Only then can you specify the required payload in your configuration.

Here can be found our: configurator houseboat platform

3. Purchase completely finished houseboat

Of course, you can also buy a pre-fabricated houseboat from us, as shown in the video. All important information about sizes and accessory are listed on our website.

Here can be found our: mobile houseboats

Ecological energy generation by means of a floating micro-power-plant

How can generate energy in an environmentally friendly way and at the lowest cost even at remote or inaccessible places in the world? Very simple: By a floating micro-power-plant that can generate electricity from hydropower!

The floatable mini-power-plant is constructed very simple. It consist of 2 pontoon tubes, an attached generator and a bucket wheel gear. In order to drive it, one needs only to use the flow energy of any flowing water. The blades of the bucket wheel gear are driven by the natural water movement and the attached generator can generate electricity thereby. That’s all! A damming of the water is therefore not required. It’s suitable for use in large rivers as well as in small streams or canals with lowest water depth.

These mini-bucket-hydroelectric-power-plants have been designed and tested by a developer from Southern Germany in cooperation with Perebo-Schwimmsysteme.

A lightweight, economical and flexible hydroelectric power plant.

The floatable bucket-power-technology is inexpensive, easy to place at the operation site, suitable for continuous operation and is low maintenance. Special advantage: Once installed, it automatically adapts to different water levels as well as flow velocities. Furthermore, the floating-power-generation-unit can be fixed by means of 2-4 piles and thus also secured against theft.

floating micro-power-plant

Example: floating hydroelectric power plant L/W= 2,40m / 0,80m
Construction type: catamaran
Output: approx. 5KW (this is equal to the electricity requirements of 1-2 households)

The global climate change requires new ideas and innovations

Particularly in times of global climate change, the described energy generation from hydropower plays an important role. The reason is that the generation of electricity from hydropower is low-emission and also constantly available. In addition, hydroelectric power plants are one of the most lucrative power generators. In developing countries the described small-scale-hydroelectric-power-plants can, for example, replace obsolete energy generators such as diesel generators. Consequently, a clean, reliable and cost-effective generation of electricity could be offered now.