Gifting a houseboat to a homeless youth seems like a truly noble gesture, as well as the making of an epic Huckleberry Finn inspired aquatic adventure, but the whole thing could go horribly wrong too.
When the amazing looking houseboat pictured above, featuring solar panels, an electric motor and a note saying it was donated to a homeless youth, recently washed up on a beach in Ireland people started to wonder what had gone wrong.
Where was the generous owner of this houseboat Rick Small, and why had his expensive gift been left to its own devices afloat on the Atlantic?
A woman reported seeing Rick's boat abandoned and floating near Newfoundland in July, while others say they saw Rick prepping the boat for a trip across the Atlantic earlier this year.
But it appears the mystery of the empty houseboat that made it across the Atlantic all by itself won't be solved until Rick himself comes forward with an explanation.