How To Draw Houseboat: Step 9

How to Draw a Houseboat

Wish to experience how to draw a houseboat?

Sharpen a pencil and follow along with these clear 9 drawing steps. You’ll learn the basics for drawing a houseboat complete with a seascape background!

This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and includes a pdf you can easily print or download. The pdf packet even contains a coloring book page with just the line art. This goes well with crayons. This is useful for very young kids in the need of extra guidance and are looking to fill in a houseboat.

Trying to learn to draw is much more fun when you have a easy to understand lesson to follow. Let’s get drawing!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a houseboat Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw Houseboat: All Steps

By the end of this lesson we will arrive at a finished drawing of a houseboat by working on one area at a time. It will take 9 steps to complete as we continue to create each section moving closer to the completed artwork. The final artwork will be detailed with color resulting in a drawing you will want to share with friends!

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. First Draw The Walls

    How To Draw Houseboat: Step 1

    First, draw the walls of the houseboat by making three vertical lines connected by a horizontal line.

  2. Next Add The Roof

    How To Draw Houseboat: Step 2

    Next, add the roof by drawing two slanted rectangular shapes as shown.

  3. Outline The Houseboat Details

    How To Draw Houseboat: Step 3

    Let’s outline the details on the houseboard. First, draw circles for the windows and the lifebuoy. Next, make a U-shape to draw the door.

  4. Continue Drawing The Houseboat Details

    How To Draw Houseboat: Step 4

    Let’s continue drawing the details on the houseboat! Start drawing the inner circles on the windows. Now, draw four lines on the lifebuoy and then create a thin rectangular shape to draw the lifebuoy hook. Finally, draw diagonal lines on the roof.

  5. Draw The Top Of The Raft

    How To Draw Houseboat: Step 5

    Draw the top of the raft by making a rectangular shape.

  6. Form The Sides Of The Raft

    How To Draw Houseboat: Step 6

    Form the sides of the raft by making short diagonal lines connected with a wavy horizontal line.

  7. Add Raft Details

    How To Draw Houseboat: Step 7

    Add the details on the top part of the raft by forming the lines as shown.

  8. Add The Background

    How To Draw Houseboat: Step 8

    Add the background by first drawing a long horizontal line on the center. Next, form bumpy shapes to draw the clouds. Then, draw small wavy horizontal lines to create the waves.

  9. Complete The Houseboat Drawing

    How To Draw Houseboat: Step 9

    Let’s finish the houseboat drawing by coloring the walls with an orange crayon. Next, shade the top and bottom part of the lifebuoy, the door and the window borders with a red crayon.
    Don’t forget to color the left and right side of the lifebuoy and the clouds with a white crayon. Now, fill in the roof and the inside of the windows with a purple crayon. Then, color the raft with a brown crayon.
    Finally, color the sky and the water with different shades of blue.

How to Draw a Houseboat PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Houseboat. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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