Looking for properties online can sometimes yield unique results, as seen with this "two bedroom floating apartment" for sale in Southampton.

The houseboat is moored on the River Itchen and is on sale for a price of £111,000 at the time of writing.

Searching for properties in the area can be a tricky task, especially with house prices almost continuously on the rise, but this sort of option could work for some.

On its Boatshed profile it says: "Originally a 60ft Steel Humber barge, however, it was converted into a houseboat many years ago.

Daily Echo: The main living area of the houseboatThe main living area of the houseboat (Image: Boatshed)

"The present owner has gutted her and started again and has completely refitted her inside transforming her into a two bedroom floating apartment with a modern and spacious feel."

Take a look inside the property

The houseboat has a number of features inside for comfortable living, including an oven, fridge, washing machine, freezer, sink and grill.

Daily Echo: The kitchen areaThe kitchen area (Image: Boatshed)

Additionally, it has some sofas and a TV in a living room-style area, plus a wooden bench plus sofas for a dining room space.

Elsewhere, you have two bedroom spaces and a compact bathroom with a shower, toilet and sink.

Daily Echo: One of the bedroomsOne of the bedrooms (Image: Boatshed)

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The profile continues: "Plenty of windows and overhead skylights mean that she seems really light, bright and airy down below.

Daily Echo: The bathroomThe bathroom (Image: Boatshed)

"There is seemingly almost limitless headroom and her living area is vast, well thought out and contains all of what we think you'd need on board for a very comfortable houseboat or holiday home."

It adds: "The residential mooring on the Itchen River is fully transferable and current mooring fees are £7,620 per annum (£635 per month)."