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Arkiboat Houseboats. Sydney Australia – Drew Heath Architects While the design and build may take place in Sydney, there is no doubt these are very mobile homes!

Arkiboat Houseboats

Apparently frustrated by the lack of design thought invested in available houseboats, architect Drew Heath went from saying ‘Somebody should design a better houseboat’ to actually doing it. An architect’s view of house-boating… There are many thousands of live-aboard families in the western world. I was one of them for a little over a year and loved it but a sail boat does have it’s limitations. Click on any image to start lightbox display. Here's an architect who said 'Somebody should design a better houseboat' and then realised that he's a 'somebody'... I LOVE this concept! I wonder …

Arkiboat Houseboats. Dream House Collective. A Dutch houseboat - April and mayApril and may. Modern Houseboat — Berlin. We had a great canal holiday when I was younger, and from what I remember the chief advantages of renting a narrowboat are travelling miles between pubs without getting your collar felt, and enjoying a mode of transport which leaves you more relaxed than when you set off.

Modern Houseboat — Berlin

Space is, as the name suggests, however, a major drawback, especially if you are over five feet tall or 10 stone in weight. At the other end of the scales, pun intended, is the American style houseboat, which like their owners isn’t built to move very far but has all the space, facilities and heft of a bricks and mortar abode. Schwimmhaus: The Sustainable Modern HouseBoat. The Schwimmhaus by German architects Confused-Direction is a green hausboot (oops, house boat) designed to float around or just stay put on the shore.

Schwimmhaus: The Sustainable Modern HouseBoat

Its modern pre-fab aesthetic sets it aside from most maritime-y houseboats, and a green roof adds freshness and sustainable cred. Still under construction, Schwimmhaus is being built from wood salvaged from an old farm house in addition to other sustainable building materials. Based in Oldenburg, just a boat’s float up the Hunte River to the North Sea, Confused-Direction is a young design co-op founded by Flo Florian and Sascha Akkermann. With backgrounds in technical design and carpentry, respectively, Confused-Direction dabbles in furniture, interior and architectural design. You may remember Sascha’s fold-up chaise lounge, the poissonmobile from 2006.

The Schwimmhaus is set for completion this spring. How to Live on a Houseboat. Dutch Barge Specialists. The Shiny Squirrel — freundevonfreunden: Living by the Canal  ... 42 Foot Metroship Houseboat. On September 28, 2015 This is a 42′ MetroSHIP Houseboat with a covered front porch built by Metroship.

42 Foot Metroship Houseboat

When you go inside you’ll find oversized windows throughout with a kitchen, living area, bathroom, and a bedroom. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Related: 360 Sq. Ft. Images © Learn more: Resources You can send this Houseboat to your friends for free using the social media and e-mail share buttons below. 42 Ft. Sailboat in Copenhagen. On August 1, 2015 This is a 42 ft. sailboat in Copenhagen that you can vacation in if you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to live in an incredibly nice boat.

42 Ft. Sailboat in Copenhagen

When you go inside you’ll find three separate double cabins, a bathroom, living area, and a kitchen. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share below. Thanks! Related: Vacationing in Docked 25 Ft. Images © Airbnb Related: Man Quits Job and Lives Adventurously Tiny in Sailboat. Eco Friendly Floating Boat Homes - Shelterness. Home designDIYWeddingsStyle & FashionGarden Pin It on Pinterest 8.3k Shares.

Eco Friendly Floating Boat Homes - Shelterness

280 Sq. Ft. Modern Houseboat Cabin. On November 10, 2015 This is a 280 sq. ft. modern houseboat cabin called the DublDom26 which is used as a suite for a hotel in the area on the Volga River.

280 Sq. Ft. Modern Houseboat Cabin

Building an All Wood Construction 40' DIY Tiny House Boat. On December 22, 2015 This is the construction progression of an all wood 40′ DIY tiny house boat sent in by Patricia Hong.

Building an All Wood Construction 40' DIY Tiny House Boat

It features plywood flooring and treated pine deck beams. Below you can see the 40 ft. long floats, the walls going up, the metal roof being installed, and more. 40 Ft Houseboat For Sale in Santa Barbara, CA. On February 22, 2016 This is a 40 foot houseboat for sale in Santa Barbara, CA.

40 Ft Houseboat For Sale in Santa Barbara, CA

Outside, you’ll notice dark wood all around this two-story structure with plenty of windows to allow for wonderful ocean views. It includes two levels of decks which connect via a spiral staircase. The lower deck includes beautiful wicker furniture for dinner on the water. When you go inside, you’ll find a completely paneled interior with more wicker furniture in the main living area and two built in bookcases flanking the slider. 40 Ft Houseboat For Sale in Santa Barbara, CA. Tao Tiny Houseboat on Lake Union. On April 12, 2016 This is the Tao Tiny Houseboat on Lake Union.

Tao Tiny Houseboat on Lake Union

From the outside, you’ll notice bright teal fish-scale shingles and a purple roof. Modern Floating Tiny Home in Prague. On January 22, 2016 This is a modern floating tiny home in Prague. When you go inside, you’ll discover 387 sq. ft. of space on the first level with a living area, kitchen, and bathroom. You’ll also find an upstairs sleeping loft with a skylight that looks over the main area of the home. 960 Sq. Ft. Floating Cottage in Portage Bay. On July 1, 2015 This beautiful home is a part of a floating house community in Seattle called Portage Bay. The design is inspired by the American Craftsman style of architecture and is one of eight homes that shares a dock and some land reserved for parking. Entering this 960 square foot home, you will pass through the foyer, the kitchen, and the dining area to get to the living room. With its many windows offering views of the water, the living room looks and feels open.

The living room also has vaulted ceilings and a fireplace. This house has two bedrooms—a master bedroom suite upstairs which has its own roof deck. Images © Coldwell Banker via Small House Bliss You can send this floating home to your friends for free using the social media and e-mail share buttons below. New Urbanism Pontooned or Luxury Houseboat Community? Houseboats are generally thought of like cars or houses – unique and individuated structures, new or old, for rent or sale, but generally quite varied within a given harbor or group of houseboats.

In short: they are treated as stand-alone properties, not as pieces of an bigger plan. Here, however, we have something strange – a design caught beween New Urbanist town planning, temporary autonomous zones and exclusive suburban enclosures, with a twist. This alternative idea blends elements of planned communities and residential towers, with each houseboat acting as both an independent pontoon-riding mobile home as well as a part of a larger floating community of lake-bound homes. Erikstad Architecture has a vision of this community that clearly integrates larger urban design strategies as well as architectural tactics. MetroShip Modern HouseBoat. More info at MetroShip Modern HouseBoat Fancy 1.6K Keyboard Shortcuts Timeline SShuffle JNext KPrevious FFancy AAdd to List CComment HShare EnterView Thing Slideshow. 280 Sq. Ft. Modern Houseboat Cabin. Float Home / Designs Northwest Architects. Friday develops modular floating house for weekend getaways.

Oct 19, 2015 friday develops modular floating house for weekend getaways friday develops modular floating house for weekend getawaysphotography by jose campos dedicated to serving the leisure and free time market with energy efficient designs, friday focuses on creating technologically advanced nautical devices and equipment. their latest product, the ‘floatwing’, is equally able to function as a romantic getaway for two, or a buoyant mobile house for a group of friends. measuring six meters in width, the modular nature of the house means that its length can be extended to contain up to three bedrooms. Moderne woonboot dichtbij Amsterdam - Huizen te Huur in Vreeland. 9 Modern Mobile Dwellings. Baca designs floating housing to resolve London housing crisis. Following its design of the UK's "first amphibious house", Baca Architects has unveiled a floating house concept that could be deployed across London's waterways as a solution to the lack of new homes in the capital (+ slideshow).

The London firm worked with Floating Homes Ltd to develop the Buoyant Starts floating housing concept for a housing competition hosted by think-tank New London Architecture (NLA). It is among the 100 longlisted entries to the competition, which drew over 200 submissions from around the world. The project aims to install prefabricated floating housing on disused space along the 50 miles of rivers and canals in Greater London, as well as the 150 hectares of additional "bluefield" space in its docklands, marinas and basins.

The scheme could deliver up to 7,500 affordable homes – costed at £150,000 for a two-bed unit – in the centre of the capital. Imagery is courtesy Baca Architects. Prefab Floating Home with Sustainable Style in Germany – Das Schwimmhaus. Remodelista. Solar-Powered Autarkhome House Boat Brings Passivhaus Living to the High Seas. The Autarkhome house boat truly brings passive living to the high seas. Floating House, Lake Huron. The rugged coast of Georgian Bay isn’t an easy place for a building to make a mark. Here on the northeastern side of Lake Huron, clear water laps up on solid shores of pink granite studded with wind-bent pine trees. It seems that architecture can’t add much to this rough, gorgeous landscape.

That was the dilemma for Becca and Doug Worple, a Cincinnati couple who spend summer vacations in this region of Ontario. Sustainable Floating House. Floating House by MOS Architects. Hello Houseboats! Life On Seattle's Shores. Previous image Next image. Houseboat on the Eilbekkanal by Rost Niderehe Architects. Property with panoramic sea views for sail! Architect designs incredible floating home... but you may want to decamp to dry land in a storm. By Damien Gayle.