Extreme Green Living - Floating Homes!

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Floating homes are not a new idea. In the 1950s loggers or other homeless people would just tie pieces of floating wood together and fashion rustic homes. They were not luxurious by any means. It was a way to survive. The idea has gained popularity over the last several years as people began to realize the effects of flooding and the threat of a lack of land. Amsterdam has lost 20% of it's land mass due to rising water levels. Entire cities have been constructed on water.

Floating homes are not the same as a houseboat. A house boat propels itself forward and can move around. A floating home is generally anchored down and it doesn't double as transportation. The importance in this distinction is how you can purchase them if you need financial backing.

You can get a mortgage - and possibly one that you can also refinance after several years. Typically the lender will ask for about 20% down. There are few lenders that work with this type of home loan.

There are floating home communities that have been around since the 1950s. At one time, it was a trendy thing for celebrities to purchase. There have been communities that were groups of artists and hippie's. Soho on water. There was much dissension between people that lived in the area and the floating communities in Sausalito and a battle became inevitable as citizens tried to push the floaters out to build hotels or other buildings. It was at this point that the Floating Homes Association was formed. It is currently a group of more than 400 volunteers and they stick together and help to protect their communities in every way.

Here are a variety of just a few floating home communities.

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The Home of the Future?

Floating homes are increasing in popularity because they make a sensible alternative to buying property. Land is literally disappearing as it is covered by water. Threats of flooding and injuries due to disastrous weather have prompted designers to take a look at the practicality of floating homes.

Bamboo is a very cheap, easily grown and available. It also floats very well in an up or down motion. It would be a much safer and cost effective means of housing. Floating homes are also not difficult or expensive to build. As one environmentalist pointed out, it takes about 100,000 years for styrofoam cups to totally disintegrate. That material can easily and cheaply be used to mold into a floating foundation. I see that as a win/win.

Some floating homes can cost millions of dollars. They are used as part time residences but there are also people who use this as a means of living off the grid. The video clip I included is of a couple of artists and the village they built for themselves. They live there full time and the home is completely self sufficient.

Solar panels and generators are common ways to power these vessels. Many people pump the water in from several feel under the surface of the water and boil it before they drink it. I read about some people who only use a generator to warm their shower water or they bathe in the clear blue water as their area is more secluded. They use a wood burning stove for heat and the firewood floats right up to the door.

Floating Cities!

"All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together." ~Jack Kerouac

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This engineering firm has designed an interesting prototype for a city! These homes are built on sturdier foundations. They can float and move independently at will or lock together like Lego pieces to form a stationary unit. The problems that are being worked out are related to power and self sufficiency. They admit there are large obstacles to overcome but it is not impossible.

Cities such as this would be practical for numerous reasons. Disasters that occurred such as in New Orleans was the inspiration for this particular design. These homes are buoyant and would be constructed to withstand the rough weather or move away from it any threats.

I would be interested in living this type of lifestyle and I have a friend, Julie that owns a floating home. She does not live in her floating home. It is more of a summer retreat for her family but I asked her about what it is REALLY like to live in this kind of home and I wondered if it would be comfortable accommodations for everyday living and here is what she said.

Floating homes require more maintenance than a typical land based home due to wear and tear. In my friends area, there are many spiders and mosquitoes that visit. They don't cause any issues other than being a nuisance. Floating homes do move during storms or if the water gets really choppy. The anchor to her home was loosened once and her home was found floating in the middle of the lake! Another boat owner retrieved it and tied it down for her.

I looked all over the internet to find out what the con's to this type of living were. The only complaints I found were of people that reported they have to carry their groceries down a dock. They all agreed it was worth this way of life for them. Each community appears to help and support each other and many agree that it is a matter of "birds of a feather."

This seems to be a very exciting way to live. It could be the home of the future for us all!

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Very interesting! I can understand why Florida or the Gulf Of Mexico don't have any since that area is hot for hurricanes! I can't live in one...I'm a land lover. Voting UP and AWESOME!!! WTG!!!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

I NEED a floating house - how interesting! I didn't even know these were possible. That's it, Im moving. You did an excellent job on this hub. Its full of great info and the pictures fit perfectly!


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Kelly...

I have always wanted to live in an aquatic type environment but had been dancing back and forth between houseboat and sailboat living...floating house living would be different.

I remember the battle in Sausalito over moving the "floaters" out. One downside to living on the water...mold becomes a continuous problem. You find yourself spending lots of time trying to figure out how to move air around your belongings.

Great Job!

Thomas


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Sunshine - I am surprised too...I wonder if it is because many of the floating homes exisit on lakes where issues like hurricanes aren't possible. Land lubber:) lol That doesn't surprise me - in your pimping occupation you kinda need streets and corners and such:) LOL


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CMerritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

I'm not sure that is would be for me....unless you can get one with a basement.

I like to go deep during storms.

Water and electricty are not the best of friends either.

I also appreciate flushing my toilet and be done with it.

I think there are ramifications to this toilet thing.

I think it may be pretty cool to perhaps stay in one for a vacation...but to own one and live there forever, does not sound attractive to me

with that said, this is an excellent hub, I have never heard of floating homes before now....up and awesome.

Chris


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Ardie - you are in luck then - I read they have them in Ohio! Isn't that where you are from? I know - I love thise homes and I have been thinking about how I could own one too! lol I don't think my kids will go for it right now - they love their school and have never gone anywhere else..but I am looking to for sure retire in one! Or one of the other green homes I have written about. Strawbale, earthship or container! Cool!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thomas - I knew you were the coolest dawg I have ever known! Wouldn't that be so freaking awesome????? A sailboat? I checked those out too! I swear I want to buy something like that as soon as I make enough from writing these hubs. I know...I might be six feet under by then!!! LOL

I wondered about mold! I bet that would be an issue to be bothered with. This housewife does not like mold! I was in Mexico once and the floor in my hotel was ceramic tile - it never seemed to dry and felt really gross. It was from the humidity. Carpet wouldn't really be a good answer because seems like it would harbor and breed mold!

That is pretty cool - did you live around there when all that junk was going on? AWESOME - I would totally LOVE that.

Thank you so much TY!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

RHW,

The thought of living in a floating home is enticing but the fact that there is no stability under my feet would drive me nuts.

I just recently went on a cruise for 7days. The ship was huge and luckily the Pacific was calm so, no drama on the sea. However, took me 3 days to get over the shaking of my legs and attain stability. People living in those homes would be accustomed to it unless they come visit land...lol

wonderful topic of hub and voted up as interesting indeed.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Chris - I agree it is a lot to wrap your mind around. I do think they have flushable toilets and no problems with that for these homes. The earth homes and straw bale homes are more notorious for that issue.

I think I would be going somewhere on land if there was a huge storm coming and there was enough warning but since these places have been around for decades...I am betting they know how to deal with those things. Their volunteer FHA has lots of stringent rules and practices set in place. They are trained to prevent disasters and again - these communities help each other.

I am so glad you enjoyed the article and learning about these homes - I really did too!


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Wonderfully researched and formatted.. interesting, original, and unique. I think you have another "100" point hub. I am not a very good swimmer so I don't know if this would be the house for me. But I would be an excellent party bardge!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Ruchira! Thank you for your awesome point there - yes I think some people are truly land creatures:) I am a water lover for sure - always have been so this appeals to me.

I do find it incredibly interesting and I love them. My husband - isn't so much into the idea. (Yet!) lol I can't talk him into going on a cruise either. He prefers land but did admit that it sounds like a fun way to live! lol

I hope you enjoyed the cruise! I am so envious - I have never been on a cruise. My daughter has gone on several...but Dave always says he doesn't like the idea of being on one boat for several days! I am considering going and making it an all girl type trip and he can stay home on land with the other children:) lol


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Kelly...

Most of my research involved sailboats. They tend towards sitting lower in the water and more susceptible to the mold problem. Ceder chips help as do cabinets with latticed doors. It usually depends on where you are moored, really...Mexico would be a HUGE problem. Figuring out how to push air from the bow to the stern becomes the issue.

If you choose to go sailboat...space and water pressure are also big problems. The solutions are storage sheds and whore showers...neither are optimum but ...I think it's worth the trade off. It would be a cool lifestyle.

Thomas


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Kelly...the interiors of the ship are so well done that your husband will feel he has checked into a resort/5 star hotel. They had a casino, golfing area, besides pools and slides. If he still does not get tempted. U go girl...u will enjoy it thoroughly :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Tammy! Thank YOU! I had so much fun, again, with this one. Such a cool way to imagine living. Dave doesn't swim well either and has the same concern. Though he might agee eventually to one that is anchored on a dock.

Also - here is my BIGGEST fear - children. I bet they need to learn to swim like a.s.a.p. I worried about my kids getting out the door on land but on water?

I actually phoned an agent who deals with these properties and he sold his because he said he had gotten married and had a baby but he said it wasn't for fear of safety but the size of the home. ? I still would freak about worrying about my child falling off the dock and where would your kids even play?

Thanks for the great thought!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thomas - I see what you mean and that makes sense. I guess the water surrounding half the "home" would be a major battle. I do agree too that it would be worth the trade off for me. Even being a girl - I could rough it and be perfectly happy. As long as I had my books, laptop and phone. Netflix would also be a nice option!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Ruchira - I am so glad to know you recommend it! So the sea legs weren't so irritating you wouldn't have gone I guess. I know I would love it - and yep I told him I will go without you, man! I don't think he cares I think he wants me to make it a chick trip and leave him out!


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

There are so many problems associated with living on water that I just don't see it as practical. Rust, corrosion, mildew, mold, sewage, utilities, etc.

Good Hub!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Will - I wondered about that! I bet those are the issues with that stuff. I am sure they must be diligent in maintaining things like that. I was wondering if it would be hard work for a real housewife to keep it clean and nice looking.

Thank you so much!


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DzyMsLizzy 4 years ago from Oakley, CA

This is interesting. I'm surprised you knew about Sausalito from all the way out in MO! Sausalito is relatively local to me in No. CA, and I grew up within a half-hour's drive of there. We were well aware of the water people vs. land people battles. ;-)

For me, I don't think I'd ever live on the water. I love water, but not for living. For over 20 years, I lived a mile from the ocean, and my daughter lived right across the street from the beach for a good solid 3 years. Both of us fought a never-ending battle with mold and mildew due to the constant dampness in the air from that proximity.

My husband and I also had a boat for a few years--not huge, but big enough to live aboard for short trips, with a small galley, head and sleeping quarters. If it was left shut up and un-used for a few weeks, when we'd go back aboard, we'd have to air it out of that musty damp smell.

I'll live on land, and take my recreation in the water, thanks.

Nonetheless, it is a viable alternative and appealing to many, so voted up, interesting and useful.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

Kelly - If you want to see a large community of people living on their boats in the harbor, take a trip to Hong Kong. There in the harbor are literally hundreds of sampans with entire families living on each one. The average size of each flat-bottomed wood boat is from 11 to 18 feet long. Not a lot of room nor privacy nor very hygienic.

But very picturesque.


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great hub, my newphew lives on a houseboat just outside of London. They've always look interesting to me.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi DzyMsLizzy - that is so interesting and thank you so much for weighing in! I was hoping someone who had more experience would give their advice or opinion!

I do LOVE the idea I just wonder about all the things you don't find out about this kind of living until you have lived it! I was really looking for people to dish out some dirt on them but couldn't find much.

I travel a lot and both my parents do too...I have always been fascinated with this idea! lol


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Drbj - I bet I could see a bunch by using just satellite! GPS allows for some 3 dimensional research sometimes! lol Those sound pretty small...I do not think I would like that. I would know exactly where my kids were though!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi 20 - awesome! Always reminds me of Don Johnson on Miami Vice. Hot! I hope he enjoys it - it seems like a good bachelor pad!


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Fortadam 4 years ago from Portland Oregon

I LIVE ON A FLOATING HOME! In fact, I wrote a hub on how wonderful it is awhile ago :) I honestly will never to live on land again after the last 4 years on my floating home. I'm actually moving onto my sailboat because I love living on the water so much ... but if I ever do move back into a house ... it will be one that floats!

Great Hub as the floating home community is such a wonderful lifestyle!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Fortdam! Hello there! Wow! That is so cool - I read your blog too....sounds pretty exciting! That would be my style but it would have to be a floating home at least! I do need my space:) lol.

I'm going to really enjoy following you on your journey! I'm so excited that you visited me on my dry island:) lol


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Dale Hyde 4 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

Love this concept! Have not ever given it much thought except in passing, however your hub has opened my eyes to a lot more than I would have thought! Excellent material! thanks...


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Dale - thank you for the ultimate comment! I do think they are pretty awesome. I have been absorbed with the idea since I first heard of them several months ago. Wish I could test drive one! lol


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Dale Hyde 4 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

Lol, RealHousewife, a test drive would be nice...say a week stay in a model, free of charge of course! That door may open up some day as the idea grows.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Amazing hub and I vote up plus bookmark.

Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.

Eddy.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey Dale - I have found a couple of places that let you rent one for a weekend. Of course, they are halfway across the world and you know what? My husband got a little dirty look on his face when I suggested that! I suppose the football play off's are more important to him! pffft! lol


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Eddy - aren't they so interesting! I would love to live in one...but my husband is all about living off the land:) lol

Thank you so much!


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Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

I've always wanted to live on a yacht, of course. I think being rich enough to live on a yacht would take care of the minor issues you've described.

The thought of being able to float around the world sounds perfect. But even the oceans are seeing too much traffic now. Overpopulation again.


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Dale Hyde 4 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

I did notice from the published map that there are none around the Gulf Coast where I am at. I guess that hurricanes could hamper them someone on the Gulf. However the mention of having houses that could float when needed is nice, for inland living and then say a hurricane hits and causes the flooding as you referenced.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Kelly, this is so fascinating. Reading this gave me a better understanding of floating houses. I usually thought they were boat houses, no I know better. Some are really decent looking. I would really like to try this even for a couple of months. If people can live on boats, I could spend a couple months on a floating house.


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Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

I guess a floating home would take care of any lawn mowing problem, wouldn't it? :) Although I found the idea really interesting, I don't know if I might feel a little claustrophobic living in a floating home - it's not like you can go out the door and take a walk when you need some space! On the other hand, it sounds like a really creative way to live off the grid! I'd love to visit one of these communities in action. Voted up and interesting!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey Cardisa! I love them too! That would be great if they would let us rent them for a couple of months to see first if we would be bothered by anything we don't know about in advance. I would love it - except I was thinking if you were sick with the flu..I might have to stay in a hotel! lol

Thanks so much!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Stephanie - Good point, and I am glad you raised it - many of the floating homes are in communities and they are anchored in a certain place. The docks go right to their doors and I have read about groups that meet every evening to socialize! From all the blogs I read - everyone loves the sense of community. So I guess you could have a nice walk but not in the woods! LOL


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tlpoague 4 years ago from USA

I had thought about living like this at one time, but I have a fear of being in large bodies of water, of course, my husband would jump at the idea. I watched a documentary where they filmed building the house, transporting the house, and selling the home. I thought it was interesting. Great hub! You have my vote!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi tip! So nice to see you! Dave is also afraid of large bodies of water - he can't swim very well. I would love it too - it just seems like it would be so peaceful!

I bet that was an interesting documentary - too bad I missed it! I will have to keep my eyes peeled - so amazing to me. I do wonder if we will be seeing a lot more of it due to flooding issues and loss of land masses? I think the designs will get better and better too!

Thank you so much for the vote too!


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mythicalstorm273 4 years ago

It took me a bit to get here, but worth the wait :-) I love the idea of green living, but I am too lazy :-) lol. That also makes me nervous about what the world might be coming to... I don't know if I have confidence that these homes will be used the way they should be. Also although it is a great solution for over population problems, we should be solving the over population issue and not just expanding ourselves further across the globe. We literally will dominate the world. Land, ocean, and somebody air! Still very interesting hub and great ideas :-)


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

RHW - Now we're cookin'! They used to be called house boats? I've been on a few that are quite spectacular. Having been around the water for years I've seen a few houses that fit your description. Don't like you location? No problem. Unmoor and get to moving. Saves on the expense of packers and movers too.

Great Hub Girly Q.

The Frog


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Myth - I would be afraid in certain circumstances and that is much of my concern:0 But - lots of overpopulation is due to the fact that medicine is so good now days. We have less disease and people live much longer. This is naturally a lot of the contributing factor...so with water rising and covering land we may have no choice but to expand there...and I think if they have really nice, safe ways to do that - it is pretty cool! lol I always wonder about the George Jetson cartoon....the houses in the sky:) I think it will happen! And there are a ton of social issues that do need to be solved! This is one of them! Thanks so much!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hey Frog - I should have guessed you would love this idea! haha I agree - I have seen some - they look just like floating moboile homes - they are quite beautiful! I do think it is something I would sincerely love. I really do just need a few important things to live with, my family...books, music and network:) haha

Thank you!


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CraigRumery 4 years ago from Maine, United States

have you heard about the floating house or house boat community on one of New Yorks polluted rivers. they live their for a lot of the reasons listed above and they also grow different plants in the water in attempts to clean the river.

Overall It's a great idea I just think I would miss having a yard


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi CraigRumery - No I had not heard of it but now I will be sure to check it out - sounds really interesting. Thanks!

I am afraid I would too! I have kids and I know they would right now...but I think it might be more of a "mostly adult" type of living arrangement? I think it would make a great chick magnet! If I was single and on a date and my date said, "hey you want to come over and check out my boat?" I wouldn't have to think twice! LOL I'd be like sure Mr. Bundy can I help you with your cast? LOL j/k Thanks a bunch for the comment!


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Spirit Whisperer 4 years ago from Isle of Man

What an interesting concept but can you imagine burst sewage pipes and the effect that would have on the floating neighbourhood! Another great read and I take my hat off to how diversified your writing has become and no matter what the topic it is always an interesting and often humorous read!


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radhikasree 4 years ago from Mumbai,India

Floating homes are wonderful homes to live in the lap of nature. Recent threats in the land indicate the fear of turning the entire land into water. Who knows one day would come when there would not be even a single piece of land to live in?

This hub lights up the needs of developing the present floating homes to a more strong, water borne vessels that can act as a perfect substitute to land homes. Voted up as awesome and useful.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Radhikasree - Thank you so much! I love the floating homes:) They are so neat...and I have the same concerns as you - many people don't realize that land is not growing. It never will it will only get smaller. I think this is a very entincing way of living and the homes will be perfected. Very cool - and I hope to see that!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi SW - thank you very much!

Ohhhh no I would not want to deal with that! But wait - on second thought - I wouldn't want to deal with that in my house either! lol

I love these homes and wish I had about a cool mil. so I could get a really decked out one:) lol I guess I will have to lower my standards or get a new job! Hhahahahha!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

What an interesting concept. I have seen these floating homes in the Northwest. Voting this Up and Interesting.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Thank you so much Alocsin! I think they are so neat! Some are really decked out and gorgeous:)


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

This is quite interesting Kel. I would love it but wonder if there are any long-term side effects for taking Dramamine on a daily basis - cuz I'd need it.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Funny Sharyn - I don't think this is your style of living then:) lol You must be a land lubber!


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

There are some great floating homes in Seattle on Lake Union. Love this hub and linking it to mine.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Ahhh you found it Bill! Thanks so much for the link and for remending me! I wanted to link yours here!

I went with the family to look at a new house tonight - and I so wish we had communities like that here. We only have filthy rivers though! Lol.


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Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

I spent one summer living in one on Lake La Barge in the Yukon here in Canada. It was unique as it was a log home. Small 10 feet by 12 feet but all self contained build on a raft that served as a deck. It had a small motor. Nothing like waking to the sound of water lapping at your home. Yet another plus was I did not have to go anywhere to go fishing...

Hugs from Canada


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hi Rolly - Oh wow! That sounds awesome Rolly! See - I would enjoy that lifestyle as long as I could get on land anytime I felt the need to be with the human race. I love fishing! You should SO write a hub about that experience!

Thanks and hugs right back from old St. Louis:)


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Availiasvision 3 years ago from California

Living in a floating home in my area is super expensive. There is a floating community near Sausalito, CA where the "rent" is $2000/month just to park your house boat. Sounds like a very fun lifestyle. Now only if I could have a tiny house floating on a private pond, that would be pure bliss.

Oh the jokes that people must get.

"No, really, my house is underwater."

"I can't find my house. I guess it floated away again."


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RealHousewife 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO Author

Hahaha! That's hilarious...thanks for the comment and the laugh!

I'd so love to own a floating home...still.

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