Floating houses

How to choose this product

A floating house is a home or an office built on a floating platform.

Applications

Such structures are particularly suitable in unstable or marshy areas, or where rocky terrain is too hard for traditional construction. Lacking engines, they are towed to their installation point, an advantage where there are no access roads. When used as clubhouses or offices for a yacht club or similar organization, they put personnel at the heart of the action, while freeing space ashore for other uses.

Technologies

Most such houses are built using techniques similar to those used ashore. Wood is common, but builders increasingly integrate glass and modern, environmentally sound materials such as hemp. Attention to ecological concerns is particularly important for floating houses, which are often installed in isolated locations and wilderness areas.

How to choose

The first element to consider is location. Permits for shoreline installation and other authorizations must be obtained from the appropriate government bodies. As with similar land-based structures, these houses can have multiple bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and other features.

Some builders offer personalized plans using the services of an architect. Though more expensive, this option results in a home tailored to the client's desires. The design can include a private dock, a welcome addition for boat owners.

21 companies | 107 products (boat or nautical equipment)

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Clement Germany GmbH
Clement Germany GmbH

Living on the water - we will make it...

1 products Farea
video Farea
Farea

The harmony between man and nature Electrical Energy derived from solar FAREA is equipped with solar panels and batteries sized to provide lighting and accessories of daily life. Water autonomy Equipped...

2 products Marinetek
Marinetek
Marinetek

Marinetek Marina Construction designs and undertakes contracts for floating housing areas and other floating structures. Our customers consist mainly...

Marinetek HOUSE
Floating platform for HOUSE Marinetek

Marinetek House pontoons can be used to build floating service buildings in marinas and, as the name suggests, for the construction of permanent homes for a year-round use. Standard...

13 products Rexwall
Rexwall BERLIN
BERLIN Rexwall

Lifestyle in maritime ambience: Conventional house construction comes to its limits when building in maritime reas. RexWall material solutions offers the possibility for being uncompromisingly maritime. Typ...

Rexwall DENISE
DENISE Rexwall

The Aqua house type Denise is the biggest of the one storey building series and offers...

Rexwall VANESSA
VANESSA Rexwall

Yacht Villa Vanessa Customer-Specific Model: The Yacht Villa Vanessa is a two storey house designed for...

Rexwall CHRISTINE
CHRISTINE Rexwall

Nique Mobile Study: Yacht slot size type Christine is developed for singles, small...

Rexwall BOLTENHAGEN
BOLTENHAGEN Rexwall

Yacht Villa Boltenhagen Two-Storey Model: The floating home type Boltenhagen is the...

video Rexwall PRORETA 12
PRORETA 12 Rexwall

The traditional building has its limits, not building floating houses. RexWall technology offers...

International Marine Floatation Systems Inc. SHEW
SHEW International Marine Floatation Systems Inc.

Modern floating home - Vancouver, B.C. Floating...

International Marine Floatation Systems Inc. CADRANELL
CADRANELL International Marine Floatation Systems Inc.

Floating Home Completed Oct. 2005 - Seattle, Washington. IMFS built the...

International Marine Floatation Systems Inc. ROSENSTOCK
ROSENSTOCK International Marine Floatation Systems Inc.

Custom Floating home - Seattle, Washington...

International Marine Floatation Systems Inc. CARLSON
CARLSON International Marine Floatation Systems Inc.

Floathome built for Seattle, Washington owner, completed May 2000. Float...

1 products Hansen
12 products Waterstudio
Waterstudio PRIVATE
PRIVATE Waterstudio

The livingroom of this villa appears as a glass cube at the water. The terrace can be reached by stairs from the livingroom. This terrace is carefully...

Waterstudio VINKEVEENSE PLASSEN
VINKEVEENSE PLASSEN Waterstudio

Waterstudio designed this new house at the Vinkeveense Plassen in the Netherlands. Starting from the existing concrete...

Waterstudio AALSMEER
AALSMEER Waterstudio

A massive yet streamlined appearance. A real frontside and backside and yet it isn’t a boat. The livingroom looks like an elongated piece...

Waterstudio JISP
JISP Waterstudio

In the small village of Jisp, Waterstudio designed fifteen small recreational water-chalets. Although...

Waterstudio FLORIADE PAVILLION
FLORIADE PAVILLION Waterstudio

The pavilion is a small reflection of the start of the new age of water. It is a floating terrace, glasshouse and exhibitionspace all in one. The pavillion is built out of...

1 products US Submarines
US Submarines SEAROOM
SEAROOM US Submarines

SeaRoom residential semi-submersible habitats can perhaps best be visualized by considering a deep-draft steel barge with large viewports mounted in the underwater portion of the hull, and contiguous...

23 products BATIFLO
7 products Marina Housing
Marina Housing VILLA HELMI
VILLA HELMI Marina Housing

Villa Helmi is loaded with innovations, fine technological details, latest modern architecture along with chic solutions in interior design. For example, the second generation Marinetek house pontoons...

Marina Housing WATERVILLA
WATERVILLA Marina Housing

Marina Housing Watervilla is a unique design for warm water surroundings.The architecture is white and contemporary. Bright white facades are covered with fiber cement sheets and large windows...

Marina Housing FOUR SEASON VILLA 101
FOUR SEASON VILLA 101 Marina Housing

FOUR SEASON VILLA 101 The Four Season Villa is a year-around habitable modern floating house. The second storey consists of a master bedroom with aminities and a large roof terrace. -Ex-works price...

Marina Housing ARCHIPELAGO VILLA 90
ARCHIPELAGO VILLA 90 Marina Housing

ARCHIPELAGO VILLA 90 Archipelago Villas are suitable for permanent residences or vacation homes. Architecture is inspired by North-European boat sheds. -Ex-works price (VAT 0%): 240 000€ Marina...

Marina Housing EMIRATES VILLA
EMIRATES VILLA Marina Housing

The concept is based on transforming the traditional Arabic atrium...

Marina Housing CLUB
CLUB Marina Housing

Floating clubhouses are suitable meeting places for people who are into boating in its various forms or golfers who love demanding water barriers. Marina...

1 products OTTO
OTTO
OTTO

Houseboat prefabricated (for calm water)...

MANDL - Living on Water, Ltd. PNED 166
PNED 166 MANDL - Living on Water, Ltd.

PNED 166 is floating low-energy house. Floating foundation is formed with three parallel connected high-durable concrete pontoons each 15 x 2,4 x 1,5 m (L x B x...

MANDL - Living on Water, Ltd. PNED 108
PNED 108 MANDL - Living on Water, Ltd.

PNED 108 is the first floating low-energy house in Slovakia. Floating foundation forms three parallel connected high-durable concrete...

MANDL - Living on Water, Ltd. PNED 104
PNED 104 MANDL - Living on Water, Ltd.

PNED 104 is the floating low-energy house. Floating foundation forms three parallel connected high-durable concrete pontoons each 12 x 2,4 x 1,2 m (L x B x H)....

MANDL - Living on Water, Ltd. PNED 54
PNED 54 MANDL - Living on Water, Ltd.

PNED 54 is the floating low-energy house. Floating foundation forms three parallel connected high-durable concrete pontoons each 12 x 2,4 x 1,2 m (L x B x H). Pontoons...

MANDL - Living on Water, Ltd. AQUA I
AQUA I MANDL - Living on Water, Ltd.

Villa AQUA I is a study...

MANDL - Living on Water, Ltd. ELLIPSSISS
ELLIPSSISS MANDL - Living on Water, Ltd.

Villa ELLIPSSISS is a study...

3 products Pedro-boat
video Pedro-boat LIBERTY
Canal motor-boat : house-boat LIBERTY - 12,50m    41' 0" Pedro-boat

In a new boating concept, Pedro is bringing the comforts of your own home to the water - without restrictions. The Pedro Liberty means freedom of living and mobility. The starting point of the concept...

video Pedro-boat H2HOME 1150
Canal motor-boat : house-boat H2HOME 1150 - 11,50m    37' 9" Pedro-boat

The H2home has been developen for pure enjoyment. Designed like a holiday bungalow to explore lakes and canals. The H2home is easily manoeuvrable and therefore for everyone, who really want to enjoy...

Pedro-boat H2HOME 1490
Canal motor-boat : house-boat H2HOME 1490 - 14,90m    48' 11" Pedro-boat

Holiday bungalow on the water The H2home has been developen for pure enjoyment. Designed like a holiday bungalow to explore lakes and canals. The H2home is easily manoeuvrable and therefore for everyone,...

1 products DELPHIA Yachts
DELPHIA Yachts ESCAPE 1050 ECO
Canal motor-boat : house-boat (electric) ESCAPE 1050 ECO - 10,50m    34' 5" DELPHIA Yachts

Delphia Escape 1050 ECO has proved Delphia Yachts’ “green” credentials and further reinforces the company’s ethos on the importance of continued research and development. Delphia...

new Catamaran Cruiser LIL' HOBO
Canal motor-boat : house-boat (custom-made) LIL' HOBO - 9,45m    31' 0" Catamaran Cruiser

The newly designed 8’x31’ Lil’ Hobo trailerable is truly a model of efficiency. Famous...

Catamaran Cruiser 1035
Canal motor-boat : house-boat (custom-made) 1035 - 10,67m    35' 0" Catamaran Cruiser

With a comfortable 20 foot cabin and more than 300 square feet of outside deck space, the 10’x35’...

Catamaran Cruiser 1039
Canal motor-boat : house-boat (custom-made) 1039 - 11,89m    39' 0" Catamaran Cruiser

12’ x 39’ Catamaran Cruiser Nicely Equipped As Low as $82,810 Base Price: $66,573 Options...

Catamaran Cruiser 1242
Canal motor-boat : house-boat (custom-made) 1242 - 12,80m    42' 0" Catamaran Cruiser

Whether navigating the unsurpassed waterways of the USA or cruising in a tropical paradise, Catamaran Cruisers has a...

Catamaran Cruiser 1245
Canal motor-boat : house-boat (custom-made) 1245 - 13,72m    45' 0" Catamaran Cruiser

Whether navigating the unsurpassed waterways of the USA or cruising in a tropical paradise, Catamaran Cruisers has a...

Catamaran Cruiser 1450
Canal motor-boat : house-boat (custom-made) 1450 - 15,24m    50' 0" Catamaran Cruiser

For the ultimate in cruising, Catamaran Cruisers offers the spacious 14’x50’ and 14’x58’. Either model will accommodate the largest family...

Topper Industries
Floating platform for Topper Industries

Houseboat Floats and Platforms Large or specialized floats and platforms are easy to design and fabricate using Topper Floats. Topper has developed a rubber log made of our famous Topper...

1 products Diva Royal
Diva Royal HOUSEBOAT-2-MOVE
Canal motor-boat : house-boat HOUSEBOAT-2-MOVE - 16,50m    54' 2" Diva Royal

Over the last 5 years we have been considering building a houseboat and place it in the most beautiful place in our own marina. The houseboat was to be functional - and optimally prepared to catch the...

11 products Gibson Boats
Gibson Boats 44' SPORT SERIES
Canal motor-boat : house-boat 44' SPORT SERIES - 13,41m    44' 0" Gibson Boats

Dimensional Specifications: Length (Centerline).............. .......... ............ ............ ............ ........44’0" 13.41 M Beam (Including Walkways).............................................................

Gibson Boats 47' SPORT SERIES
Canal motor-boat : house-boat 47' SPORT SERIES - 14,32m    47' 0" Gibson Boats

Dimensional Specifications: Length (Centerline).............. ........... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ..... 47’0" 14.33 M Beam (Including Walkways).............................................................

Gibson Boats 50' CABIN YACHT A
Canal motor-boat : house-boat 50' CABIN YACHT A - 15,24m    50' 0" Gibson Boats

Dimensional Specifications: Length (Centerline)..................................................................... 50’0" 15.24 M Beam (Including Walkways).............................................................

Gibson Boats 50' CABIN YACHT B
Canal motor-boat : house-boat 50' CABIN YACHT B - 15,24m    50' 0" Gibson Boats

Dimensional Specifications: Length (Centerline)..................................................................... 50’0" 15.24 M Beam (Including Walkways).............................................................

Gibson Boats 44' CLASSIC SERIES
Canal motor-boat : house-boat 44' CLASSIC SERIES - 13,41m    44' 0" Gibson Boats

Dimensional Specifications: Length (Centerline).... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ..... ....... 44’0" 13.41 M Beam (Including Walkways)............................................................

Gibson Boats 47' CLASSIC SERIES
Canal motor-boat : house-boat 47' CLASSIC SERIES - 14,32m    47' 0" Gibson Boats

Dimensional Specifications: Length (Centerline)....................................................................... 47’0" 14.33 M Beam (Including Walkways)............................................................

1 products Devlin
Devlin MILLIE HILL 20
Canal motor-boat : house-boat MILLIE HILL 20 - 6,10m    20' 0" Devlin

Have you always wanted a waterfront getaway but couldn’t afford the luxury? This cozy retreat is our answer to the problem. Winter, spring, summer or fall imagine yourself anchored in some beautiful backwater...

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