10 Incredible Houseboats and Floating Homes | Living the Water Life in 2020

Subscribers to our video channel are probably
familiar with the concept of tiny homes. Well, these little cabin designers are taking
that concept, and adding unique features, letting the homes float on water and maneuver
the waves. Welcome aboard our houseboat and floating
homes list. I’m Glenn and let’s dive in. Number Ten This quaint little wooden cabin looks like
it could be tucked away in the mountains, with its walls of cedar and plywood, but it
is ready for the open water. The Le Koroc was designed by Quebec boat builder
Daigno. You can pick either of two models, the P series
version is set up for fishing, and the V or Holiday Version is decked out for a weekend
of relaxation. This model is the larger of two available,
with a 30 by 10-foot deck, a large front open patio, and large sliding glass doors. It has solar panels for electric power and
is moved by using an outboard motor on the rear. Number Nine Central London is the current mooring for
this custom made one-bedroom houseboat that is for sale. It is called the Dusky Parakeet, designed
by 31/44 Architects. The boat measures 60 by 12 feet with 470 square
feet of living space and is termed a wide beam canal boat. The designers paid careful attention to detailing
and craftsmanship and said every fitting has been handmade from the finest materials. Powering the boat is a diesel engine and an
electric bow thruster. It also features solar panels and an abundant
water storage tank. The boat can run 100% off the grid. Number Eight Listed for sale by a specialty realty company
in Seattle, Washington, is this two bedroom houseboat on Lake Union. “Ginger” was built in 1985 and completely
redone in 2015. It has an expansive rooftop and front decks
with unobstructed views into the lake. Featuring paneled exterior walls with large
windows, and a full-length sliding door, the 575 square foot living area includes a complete
kitchen, two bedrooms, and a full washer/dryer and dishwasher. Number Seven This one-bedroom boat is also moored on Lake
Union in the Seattle Washington area. Built-in 1987, it has 354 square-feet of space
aboard and offers its residents and guests a tranquil city escape. It has a bright red hull and red and blue
accent colors. The interior is just as quaint with wood panel
walls, plus a soaking tub and a sun deck on the roof. I’m Allie, and it’s Minds Eye Trivia time. By looking at just these images, do you know
what this is and where it’s from? Leave the correct answer or your best guess
in the comment section below. Number Six For a more contemporary design for fun on
the water, this is a new smartly designed houseboat built by Black Swan Marine. It is a 30-foot long houseboat intended to
carry up to six persons. It’s maneuverable over the waves using a 60
horsepower outboard gasoline motor. Dark brown and white wall panels are punctuated
with large circular windows, which makes this boat especially eye-catching. It is also fitted with a full-length top deck
accessible from an exposed circular staircase. The boat features the latest in high tech
navigation tools in the cockpit, as well as an mp3 player with Bluetooth. Number Five A floating home called a “classic two-story
Seattle houseboat” is floating on Lake Union in the Seattle Washington area. It has the name of “Rutabaga” and was built
in 1983 and was completely redone in 2014. It features a large bedroom deck on the top
floor and features a wooden plank roof and pastel green classic wall treatment. It’s exterior features brown horizontal siding,
and it sports a full kitchen, with a washer/dryer combo and a dishwasher. It has 413 square feet of space, and the dock
entrance has a gated entry. Number Four This floating home is marked by huge 2 story
windows, which accentuates the transparent design of the house. The design keeps the floor of the living area
close to the water level and the garden level behind. The home also features a full front deck and
a second-story balcony overlooking the water. Number Three UK Designer and Builder, Turner Works, are
trying to create movement toward a new way to create sustainable living solutions. They are developing an open-source blueprint
for housing that is carbon neutral and self-sufficient, that everyone can reproduce with plans available
for download. The lightweight house can be supported on
a variety of structures, including a base within a floodplain, on piles, or even on
a floating pontoon. Number Two A new way of living on the water is being
touted by the designers behind this sleek, yacht houseboat. It creates an entirely new lifestyle offering
people a choice to live wherever and however they prefer. Overblue combines a power catamaran with a
houseboat into one beautiful design. It provides better stability and lowers lateral
wind sensitivity. Due to lower “hydrodynamic drag,” the
houseboat is also more fuel-efficient. Six different lengths and models are being
offered, one of which even features a penthouse. Here is a refreshing idea, moveable hotel
rooms on the water. Salt and Water Architecture and Yacht Design
have a new project, the very first Floating hotel with catamaran apartments. The Floating Hotel is based on two parts,
the central floating construction, and apartment catamaran units. Each apartment is an innovatively designed
catamaran that can be easily separated from the dock and navigated. Number One This unique floating island offers more than
10,000 square feet of living space and rooms up to 12 people, as well as four staff members. It offers all the luxury of a hotel suite
plus a lot more, including a covered BBQ area, and jacuzzi. The lower deck features a large entertainment
venue with comfortable seating. Located on the main deck are an exotic aquarium,
a large TV, a sunroof, a full kitchenette, a seating area, and a bar. The innovative design promises island living
more comfortable than just about any luxury yacht, at cost-effective purchase and maintenance. The island is also termed green because of
its eco-friendly features, such as using excess energy to treat saltwater to make drinking
water. It is powered by a wind energy system, as
well as solar panels making the most use of daylight. Hi everyone, if you enjoyed this video, leave
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34 thoughts on “10 Incredible Houseboats and Floating Homes | Living the Water Life in 2020

  1. I wouldn't mind have one of these. But the ones in Seattle Washington area would have to be moved! I would NEVER EVER move back to WA, let alone Seattle area! To much crime and drugs! (I still have family that lives there)

  2. Rutabaga for me please, it is just so homey, unless I win the lottery then the Over Blue, I think….Over Blue seems a bit over the top but is nice none the less…thanks for sharing

  3. The Gilligan’s Island Episode “Rescue from Gilligan’s Island”. Glen, I would love the British presentation (Dusky Parakeet) for European travel. But the #1 really caught my eye. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Doing what AI doesn't have.
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    Thank you, strong and strong. Good luck to everyone everyday.

  5. While I appreciate finding out about nice projects, I am hampered by your lack of preparation in your narrative. Mispronunciations of cities show lack of care in your subjects like describing two different houseboats with the same name!

  6. i like this concept of floating but no. 1 was the one i like the most, but i would like to see it motorized as well i would be able then to travel with the sun all yr round and not have to worry about property taxes

  7. These are very brilliant book ideas for future reference people that love fishing with their families this would be a good idea 4 A road trip

  8. Oh to be rich. I always thought you could get a couple of shipping containers, a bunch of 50 gallon drums and a good welder and come up with something inexpensive and indestructible. You could use the drums in a catamaran configuration and use them to house electric engines, ballast, clean water, waste treatment, batteries, capacitors, heat pumps, and those hydraulic support posts looked like a great idea. You are only limited by imagination and bank account. With solar, wind, tidal, heat pump and piezoelectric options to mix and mingle, energy will never be an issue. Add strategic plexiglass or transparent metal glass and it should last forever.

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