Lily and Dylan have an incredible tiny life — living on the Seattle waterfront next to million-dollar homes — for a fraction of the cost! Their floating home allows them to enjoy incredible views without the crazy price tag.
While the house is now mostly a barge, it was “seaworthy” in its heyday. The couple have paid homage to the homes’ past by preserving much of the original woodwork and displaying old pictures of the houseboat inside. Enjoy the remarkable tour below!
If you’ve been reading our content for a while, you know Brad even if you don’t think you do. He’s been recording and editing many of the video tours we show you from Tiny Home Tours! And he also lives tiny in his sailboat named “Stinger.”
Brad wanted to travel for his photography work, and after his dad passed away, he was able to purchase the sailboat with some of the life insurance money he inherited. It was a huge project, but Brad said it helped him heal during a really difficult time. Check out his incredible handiwork below!
Pamela and her husband Ulrich have been living on a boat since the day before their wedding — 30-plus years ago. When expecting their first child, they debated buying a home on land but ultimately ended up with a 100-year-old tugboat that they renovated and made into a floating home.
The tugboat had had a number of owners over the years who had used it for different things, but with Ulrich’s amazing metalwork skills and sculpture experience, they were able to re-design the boat to meet their family’s needs. Now that their daughters are grown, and it’s getting harder to do boat maintenance, the couple are considering life on land once again.
Here’s a really neat floating home that’s moored in Sarasota Bay in Florida, where you can stay for a couple of nights. It’s an off-grid adventure, but they have some solar power and plumbing to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
The one-room houseboat has a couch that turns into a bed, a little kitchenette, and a bathroom that allows for a 5-minute shower. The coolest feature of this vacation home, however, is the rooftop patio where two lounge chairs sit basking in the sun!
This is a beautiful little houseboat docked near the Gulf of Mexico in Clearwater, Florida. It has one bedroom in the back, a 3/4 bathroom with a lovely tiled shower stall, and a nearly-full kitchen that has a large fridge and a little cooktop.
There’s also a little porch off the front of the houseboat with gorgeous views and a couple of chairs where you can drink a nice cup of coffee. Both sides of the home have big porthole windows that let in lots of light. What’s your favorite feature of this floating house?
This couple went on a vacation on a narrowboat before 2020 upended the world, and fell in love with the idea of living on the water. Still, they wanted a little more space than the narrowboat offered, so they started searching for a wide-beam boat instead.
They ended up purchasing a show model, and the new boat is absolutely gorgeous! The finishes are sleek and modern and look like a fashionable city apartment — but they get all the beauty of living on the water and waking up somewhere new when they want to. Be sure to look at all the pictures and catch our Q&A with the couple below!
Russ had always loved living in small spaces and even spent five years working on cruise ships. He had been dreaming of narrowboat life for about a decade when he finally took the plunge and bought his boat — he had a professional outfit the interior and let’s just say it’s one of the most stunning narrowboat conversions I’ve seen!
Everything inside is sleek and chic, with a guest berth and back cabin that’s perfect for relaxing after a hard day of work. It has a stove inside to keep the place toasty and good space to work from home if needed. Make sure to read our Q&A with Russ after the photo tour.
When Jess and her husband were dating, they immediately agreed that someday they wanted to live on a narrowboat. After saving up for more than 2 years, and spending 3 months on renovations, that dream has come true! They have been living on the water in Whiltshire for about a year and will soon move to Oxford and live on the Thames.
What’s your favorite part of their renovation? Could you live on a narrowboat?
Meet the Joneses! Brandon and Sarah were living in a normal house when the opportunity arose for them to purchase what would become a gorgeous houseboat. But at the beginning, it was really just a floating shed without any amenities!
Eventually, the couple and their dog would love to sail the globe together, but this gives them a life on the water while they save up for a new adventure. We got to interview the couple, so enjoy learning more about their life after the photo tour!
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