My house used to be a boat – we have a ladder instead of stairs and played pirates a lot when I was a kid

A HOUSE-PROUD influencer has shared about the “really cool” house where she grew up – which used to be a boat.

In a viral video tour, the woman gave viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the unusual property.

One influencer shared a video of her family's house, which used to be a boat


One influencer shared a video of her family’s house, which used to be a boatSource: TIkTok/stopdoingmath
Many original features remain, such as ladders instead of stairs


Many original features remain, such as ladders instead of stairsSource: TIkTok/stopdoingmath

The ship was decommissioned after World War II and turned into one family residence, retaining many originals featured.

TikTok influencer Kallie (@stopdoingmath), whose bio reads “CEO grew up on a boat,” has 18,600 social media people follow and share videos and vlogs about her life.

Tour her house clipwhich she posted in 2020, has 1.4 million views.

The video opens with a wide shot of the house.

Viewers can see the hull and unusual shape of the structure, making it clear that the house was once a boat.

In the voiceover, Kallie says: “The things about my house, which used to be a boat, that makes sense.”

The first thing she showed was a ladder that she used to move between floors, instead of stairs.

“There are stairs to go upstairs, instead of regular stairs. We don’t have stairs,” Kallie said.

She continued: “The door is like a trapdoor in the floor and you open it by pulling a string.”

She shows a trap door in the white wooden floor that she pulls up with a rope handle to reveal a long ladder below.

The Next the shot shows a bronze ship’s clock hanging on the wall, followed by a large anchor stationed outside the house in the driveway.

“We have a lot of decorations for the boat, like the anchor at the end of my driveway,” Kallie said.

The influencer then filmed the old boat’s front deck, which Kallie said overlooked “the top deck and the captain’s stateroom. We had a lot of decks.”

She demonstrated the ship’s “steering wheel”, known as the rudder or ship’s wheel.

The wheel is located in the captain’s old residence, which is now Kallie’s parents’ bedroom.

The video ends with a panoramic shot of the house.

The boat before featured clearly visible, including the shape of the ship’s hull, supported by what appears to be a basement built underneath.

The influencer said that growing up in such an unusual place was “so cool” and that her childhood involved “lots of pirate games and Noah’s ark.”

Kallie revealed the house’s origins in a comment after someone asked how the boat got to the mainland.

“It was decommissioned after World War II and a couple in the 1960s bought it to turn into a house,” she said.

TikTok users loved Kallie’s video tour and many commented in support.

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One person wrote: “This is the most amazing house ever, I wish I could live there!”

Another said: “Imagine running around here with your kids pretending to be pirates and then eating snacks on the deck.”

Kallie shows off this train-wheel feature in her parents' bedroom


Kallie shows off this train-wheel feature in her parents’ bedroomSource: TIkTok/stopdoingmath
The boat has multiple decks and many ship-themed decorations


The boat has multiple decks and many ship-themed decorationsSource: TIkTok/stopdoingmath

Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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