Top 10 Houseboats and Floating Homes | Would you live in a Houseboat?


There’s no rule that says you have to live
on land, so why not explore your options on the water with houseboats and other floating
homes! I’m Glen. You’ve seen us feature houseboats before; let’s take a deeper look
at some other creative ones out there! Number Ten. Created by world respected Bjarke Ingels,
the Urban Riggers purpose is to offer obtainable student housing. Made from recycled containers
resting in a bay, the 8,019 sq-ft space has a community vibe to it, but still gives each
person their private space. Its public areas really make the Urban Rigger
unique with a green courtyard, green roof, roof terrace, kayak dock, bathing platform,
BBQ area! Downstairs is 12 storage rooms, shared kitchen,
and automated laundry. Each bedroom is around 247 sq-ft. Sustainable and eco-positive energy
is used to by solar panels, hydro o and f the 12-source heating, and the insulation
is recycled aluminum. Its interior is clean but has a trendy modern
feel and being located on the water you get views that are sure to inspire, especially
if you’re a student hard at studying and looking for a little extra spark! Number nine. This houseboat, still in its concept phases,
is being developed by ARC Solar Yachts in Turkey. The luxury Smart 40’ boasts of cruising
the waters lightly and quietly. A big attribution to this is its 20 or 28
solar panels able to power it, but if you like the rumble of an engine, you have the
option to have it instead of solar paneling. You can choose a half or full roof terrace.
Grade the kind of luxury you want to experience! Relax with its proclaimed large balcony, swimming
platform, and 2 bedrooms with double beds. If more sleeping space is needed, the seating
space in the galley can be transformed into an additional double bed.
Traveling between 4-5 knots you’ll be cruising at a serene and enjoyable pace. To follow the progress of this houseboat or
to get more details of any of these creative water homes, find links below in the descriptions! Number eight. Covered in copper panels and local timber,
the Parkark in the Netherlands is placed on a canal next to a 17th century park sporting
a contemporary exterior. Designed by BYTR Architects, the Parkark was
built with grass roofs, a sunroof, and a deck offering engagement with nature and the views
surrounding. This particular houseboat even has a red fishing
punt beside it for when the family feels like floating a little more intimately with the
canal. An open floor plan with white walls help give
this boat home a spacious interior and a corner fireplace gives it that cozy home sweet home
vibe. French oak floors run through the living space
with red cherish wood cupboards in the kitchen. Windows are placed at unique angles and dotted
so as to keep nosy neighbors from peering in. Number seven. With its advanced German engineering, Rev
House created this luxury penthouse floating home. This sheek water fortress is about 2,002 sq-ft
and has several floor to ceiling windows giving you expansive views. The rooftop terrace alone
is 1,076 sq-ft leaving plenty of room to dance and party! Several of its features are customizable.
You can go eco-friendly and dress it up with solar panels, a filtered water system, and
add a special sewage treatment system. With a fully equipped kitchen cooking for an army
is no problem. The Rev can be spruced up more with underwater
lighting for those showy types. For ultimate relaxation you can add a sauna, hot tub, and
fireplaces! I don’t know about you but I can totally
see myself enjoying my next holiday break aboard the glamorous Rev. Number six The Port X is composed of several modules
and is capable of being placed on water or land. You can add on as many modules as you
like. Its sleek futuristic appearance is versatile on or off grid as well. Solar panels, wind turbines, and waste systems
can be installed for the eco-conscious. French windows and skylights give a lively ambiance
of natural light while floor convectors heat the separate spaces. Production of this unique floating home takes
place in the Czech Republic and is claimed to be completed within 6 months! Wood floors
are a standard while adding on cool features like a sauna, shading system, outdoor heated
pool, fireplace, or an all glass lobby allow one to spruce it up top notch! If you’d like to test the Port X out before
buying it yourself, visit Prague and stay in theirs. Side note, they offer king beds
made from all-natural materials. Number five. Designed by RIVO, the quaint Campi 280 has
everything you need with tiny water home living! It gives off a rustic but contemporary style
made by Scheepsmakelaardij Goliath Heerenveen in the Netherlands. This 2.80 by 3.50-meter houseboat can be easily
transported or docked being more compact. It has sleeping space for two, a rooftop deck,
and has the ability to be powered by solar energy! It has a steel body with a 9.9 horsepower.
Floor to ceiling windows help keep you open to the scenic dancing waves. A slightly bigger
model, the 300, is available to with a few finer interior options and navigation. Number four. Still in their design phase, the Yacht House
40 and 70 looks to be an enterprising and modernly alluring pair of houseboats. Made
from steel and being the larger option, the 70 offers 6 sleeping cabins and a spacious
upper deck for socialization. A charming island kitchen or bar appear to
be a quality feature in the making of this luxury Yacht house to. The 40 has many of
the same features but with less square footage for those who desire something more intimate.
Being produced by Scheepsmakelaardij Goliath Hendrik Bulthuisweg in the Netherlands, we’ll be excited to
watch the development of these designs! Number three. With its unconventional roof and moon shaped
curves, the Fennell Residence by Robert Harvey Oshatz gives an enthusiastic appeal to living
on the Willamette River’s shores. The curved wood is meant to mimic the flow
of the river completely immersing the occupant in the tranquil element of water. Its large
deck is inviting while its front door has a slightly off-putting rectangular shape.
Its almost like your walking into a modern art museum. This 2,364 sq-ft floating home
has an urban, loft like feel to its interior. The bottom level is an open common area with
kitchen. Small cubicles rest at the back perfect to store the captain’s wine or other collectibles.
Upstairs is the bedroom with bathroom and double sinks. Definitely one of the more inventively
stylish floating homes we’ve come across! Number two. Uniquely dual, this floating getaway by National
Park De Beisbosch in the Netherlands offers an intriguing retreat. Over half of each floating
unit is covered in glass for a full view of the enchanting waters. There’s a comfy deck up top where you can
join your other mates, be it bird or man, and further up the spiral staircase is the
crow’s nest for even broader views. Wondering if you spotted a solar panel up there? You
sure did; natural energy at its finest! The interior is clad in timber inspired by
the Nordic designs with saunas to give more of that “warmth” feeling. Bench seating,
a sink area, and restroom are included but you probably shouldn’t plan on making this
your 24/7 home. It’s more a space for you to come and recharge
your aura for a spell. The sleeping space is in the opposite unit with the same amount
of window viewing. What else could you want with dual spaces, and trifocal leveled views! Number one. Uniquely dual, this floating getaway by National
Park De Beisbosch in the Netherlands offers an intriguing retreat. Over half of each floating
unit is covered in glass for a full view of the enchanting waters. There’s a comfy deck up top where you can
join your other mates, be it bird or man, and further up the spiral staircase is the
crow’s nest for even broader views. Wondering if you spotted a solar panel up there?
You sure did; natural energy at its finest! The interior is clad in timber inspired by
the Nordic designs with saunas to give more of that “warmth” feeling. Bench seating,
a sink area, and restroom are included but you probably shouldn’t plan on making this
your 24/7 home. It’s more a space for you to come and recharge
your aura for a spell. The sleeping space is in the opposite unit with the same amount
of window viewing. What else could you want with dual spaces, and trifocal leveled views! Living or vacationing on the river, lake,
or sea doesn’t look so bad, does it? There’s all kinds of shapes and sizes that’ll appeal
to the old soul, bohemian eyes or the innovative, modern eyes!
Share your opinions on these floating homes in the comments, and let us know what you’d
like to see next! For further inquiries on the houseboats in this video, check the descriptions
box! See you ruddy captains, sailors, and pirates
in the next video.

43 thoughts on “Top 10 Houseboats and Floating Homes | Would you live in a Houseboat?

  1. Now I know this makes me sound like a huge fan of BIG, but maybe it's just that, maybe I'm really just a complete fanboi, or maybe Bjarke Ingels and me simply have the same taste…
    So I love the Urban Rigger, and in a scaled down model I would just love living there!
    Oh, and just a fun fact – in one of the pictures of Urban Riggers, there's a huge power plant with a sloping roof – this is CopenHill/Amager Bakke, and this has been designed by BIG too!
    What makes this building so freakin' awesome, is that there's a ski-park on the roof, (it takes a U-turn, so no, it's not a ski jump when it "ends"), and it's all powered by waste energy from the power plant….

  2. Another badass video with creative and innovative ideas. Thanks for always bringing your A-game and showing the coolest, latest stuff.

  3. as they are in water… humidity and water will attack permanently the house. and do not think to put a big fish tank next to a wall.

  4. Thought I'd mention another the Lil hobo houseboat by catamaran cruisers, 8 foot by 31 foot and trailerable so it can literally go everywhere.

  5. 🤩😆😆 five stars to Glen for his pronunciations! I rewound twice just to hear him say it again. The Love Boat and I didn’t recognize the other.

  6. Lived on a Hatteras motor yacht for 12 years and we didn’t kill each other, retired now, this might be a nice way to finish out the voyage!

  7. Раздражает текст перевода перед глазами. При всем желании до конца так и не досмотрел. Минус за не продуманный вариант подачи.

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