Second Life Houses Houseboat New Amsterdam

Dutchie’s Second Life houseboat New Amsterdam was inspired by the oldest houseboat in the Netherlands, De Zwerver. Self-taught artist, writer, architect and explorer Wijnand Otto Jan Nieuwenkamp build it in 1900, the year of his marriage. Nieuwenkamp and his family lived, worked and exhibited on the boat while traveling through the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany for the next 10 years.

The Second Life houseboat’s exterior is completely renovated, but it’s greatest treasure is inside: a beautifully decorated historic building, the original interior a mix of exotic woods, old tiles, decorations and carvings as those by Nieuwenkamp himself.

Dutchie’s houseboat New Amsterdam is available unfurnished, but also as a furnished Second Life houseboat.

Layout of the houseboat

Second Life Houseboat New Amsterdam has a living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom with separate toilet, hallway and two outdoor decks. Unlike the original boat, all these are on one floor. This had to be done because of the water level and camera angle in Second Life.

The ship is mod and copy, 100% original mesh with custom textures, baked shadows and materials applied.

Included is a plank to use as bridge from a dock to the front door.

The houseboat has the land impact of 133 prims. It’s 7,5 meters wide and 44 meters long, The boat is easily re-sizable, which will make the prim count go up or down.

The doors and windows can be set to owner, group, everyone, or a list of names, and can be upgraded for roleplay options.

The boat is build as close to realistic size as possible, so is all the furniture in the furnished version. This helps create the most lifelike experience while playing the animations. But due to SL’s default camera angle it may need some practice to navigate in it easily.

Furnished houseboat

The Second Life houseboat’s interior is an eclectic collection with an emphasis on mid-century modern design. The furnished houseboat has the land impact of 380 prims in total, 133 for the houseboat itself and 247 prims for the furniture and decor.

PLEASE NOTE: Buyers of the furnished version get an ALMOST 30% DISCOUNT on the house and furniture combined.

The furniture and decor is packed in 6 boxes per room or space and has been linked as much as possible, so there are only 43 pieces to place.

Hallway and outside 3
Kitchen 4
Platform Living room 6
Bathroom and toilet 9
Bedroom 10
Living room 11

There is a 7th box with 25 extras like individual decor items and mirrored furniture.

Most of the mid-century furniture that was designed for the Second Life house boat is also available separately at Dutchie, like the mid century bedroom, the industrial bathroom and this Second Life kitchen.

Upgrading to adult furnished versions

We offer 4 adult upgrade packages with a discount of over 20%. These upgrade packages are: Adult Vanilla, Maledom, Femdom and All kinks.

You can also upgrade pieces separately, at a 10% discount. We realize some of you many have already purchased some of the furniture, so we will adjust the prices with your purchase history in mind.

RFL Home & Garden Expo 2017

Dutchie’s New Amsterdam was released at the RFL Home & Garden Expo 2017.

More information

More information about W.O.J. Nieuwenkamp.

More information about De Zwerver (in dutch).

More pictures of De Zwerver.