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Their Floating Tiny Cottage

Brandon and Sarah started their on-the-water life about four years ago, by completely renovating an old 225-square-foot houseboat they have moored in North Carolina. While they loved that first home, it was time for an upgrade! The maximum size they were allowed was a 360 square foot living space and 400 square feet of deck — so that’s what they did.

Now they have a bedroom with space to walk around the bed, a loft bedroom for guests, more counterspace, and a breathtaking two-basin copper sink! There’s even a 100-gallon stock tank bathtub in the bathroom where they can relax after a long day of work. Could you live on the water like this?

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Living Year-Round in Their 360 Sq. Ft. Floating Home

They wanted more counterspace in their second build.

The bed looks like it’s floating, but it’s a clever illusion.

Now they have a bedroom loft for guests!

VIDEO: Tiny House Couple upsizes to DIY Floating Home & it’s cute!


  • Brandon and Sarah had renovated their first floating home about four years ago, and while they loved it, they wanted to upgrade!
  • The new house is 135 sq. ft. larger than their original 225 square foot build. They also have 400 feet of decking around the front and sides of the house.
  • This design allowed them to have a loft bedroom for guests, as well as a first floor bedroom with room to walk around the bed.
  • They upgraded the kitchen counterspace (more!) and added a stunning two-basin copper sink.
  • In the bathroom, they have a large stock tank from Tractor Supply that they painted and turned into the bathtub.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.
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