Would you consider living in this 550-square-foot small houseboat?
Affordable Floating Homes is a division of First Mate Builders and Olympia Construction.
Mike Auderer designed and built this wonderful humble home on wheels from scratch so he can downsize from a four-story Victorian home according to Thurston Talk.
It’s a two-story houseboat with all of the accommodations of home as you’ll see in the photos below.
In addition, it’s one of the first houseboats to earn the Built Green Certification.
550 Sq. Ft. Floating Cottage/Houseboat
I love the two-story layout and the French doors with a view of the water. The two-story floating home has been named the “sweet pea” by Mike because of its green color.
Even though Mike is the owner of his own construction company, building a houseboat was a first for him. So he started by taking lots of photos for inspiration.
Since Mike has made this downsizing lifestyle change he feels better because he walks more often, uses his vehicle less, and gets to enjoy and contribute more to Olympia.
The bedroom is up on the second floor with more than enough room for closets and a king size bed.
Downsizing doesn’t always have to be tiny. It can be 550-square-feet or even 1,000-square-feet. It really just depends on where you’re coming from. And the best part is you don’t have to give up everything you’re used to either.
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