50 floating home ideas and designs in Seattle, Portland, Vancouver and elsewhere in the World. Washington, Oregon and British Columbia are the floating home hotspots. Photo gallery here.
Floating homes in North America are typically found in the Northwest – Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria. In Europe, floating homes are canal boats or houseboats, although as you’ll see below, Sweden and Denmark have floating homes that aren’t boats. In the Northwest, floating homes are regular home structures on floating raft-like platforms.
Many floating houses are an eclectic style incorporating bright color schemes and unusual home designs – but then they’re unusual to start with given they float. Most floating houses are situated in floating home communities connected with a network of docks and waterways. Many people who live in such homes walk or boat to work in the downtown area in which the homes are typically located.
Our picture gallery features floating homes in Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Victoria and other places.
Related: 84 Luxury Yacht Interiors (Photos) | Types of Yachts | Kayak Storage Ideas | Luxury Yacht Decks Seattle Floating Homes Magnificent floating home on Lake Union, Seattle, WA designed by Designs Northwest Architects. See the entire house (inside and out) here.
Floating homes in Seattle, Washington. The Home on the left was in the movie Sleepless in Seattle Close-up of the floating home in Seattle that was featured in the movie Sleepless in Seattle.
Large floating homes on Lake Union in Seattle, WA Floating homes in Portage Bay, Seattle, WA. Source: Wonderlane Large 2-story floating home in Seattle, Washington. Source: Jeff Croft Contemporary floating homes in Seattle, WA. Source: KeithBurtis Floating homes under a bridge in Seattle, Washington. Source: Zachary Chant Floating home neighborhood in Lake Washington, WA. Source: hairryeggg Floating houses in Lake Union, Washington State. Source: Cliff1066
Portland Floating Homes
landscaping needs can be another selling point for those looking for a veritable ‘home on the sea’. Houseboats along the waterfront in Portland, Oregon Floating home neighborhood in Portland, Oregon Floating homes in Portland, OR. Homes have slide off boat dock. 2-story green floating home in Portland, Oregon West Coast contemporary floating home with dock and boat in Portland, Oregon
Vancouver Floating Homes
Vancouver is also home to a great many
beach homes. “Waterfront living on a red floating home at Granville Island, Vancouver, BC”
Floating homes next to Granville Island in False Creek, Vancouver, British Columbia. Source: Manny Hernandez Luxury floating homes in False Creek in Vancouver, B.C. Source: Lisa Beach650
Granville Island floating house neighborhood with water taxi. Source: Sherwood411 West Coast floating house in False Creek downtown Vancouver, British Columbia Floating homes in False Creek, Vancouver, BC with water taxi. Source: Curtis Cronn Floating home in Coal Harbor, downtown Vancouver, British Columbia
Victoria Floating Homes
Take note of the
unusual architecture and color schemes of these incredible homes. Floating Home Village at the Inner Harbor, Victoria, British Columbia. Picture of a row of floating homes in Victoria, British Columbia Picture of 2 floating homes each with distinct design styles in Victoria, British Columbia Floating houses at Fisherman’s Warf – Inner Harbor in Victoria, BC Floating houses at the edge of a floating home community in the Inner Harbor, Victoria, B.C. 2 story green floating house at Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria, BC Blue 2 story floating home with upper-level sun deck in Victoria, BC (inner harbor) Floating houses in Victoria, British Columbia Eclectic green floating home in Victoria, BC. Source: Holly BehemianDolls 2-story house boat with multiple decks in Victoria, B.C. Source: Andrew Moor Floating house neighborhood in Victoria, BC. Source: Jerry Bowley Floating homes in Victoria, British Columbia. Source: Jerry Bowley Photo of a floating house neighborhood in Vicotria, BC Europe
There are many floating homes throughout Europe. Here are a few examples.
Netherlands Floating home “villa” by Framework Architects + Studio Prototype. This is a huge floating house and is stunning. See more of this house here. Czech Republic Floating home by Milan Řídký, located in Marina Vltava, Nelahozeves, Czech Republic. See the inside of this boat here. Sweden Houseboats in Malmö, Sweden Denmark
houseboats in a row in Denmark
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Small floating home with wrap-around deck that doubles as a boat dock One-story floating canal boat home with wood exterior Entrance to floating home neighborhood Close-up of purple 2-story floating home with dock and large sloping skylight Contemporary floating home with attached dock Grey and white 2 story floating home. Source: Sherwood411
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