What’s better than an ocean view? How about a 360-degree ocean view — the best feature of any home completely encircled by water. And when it gets super hot out, a cool breeze off the briny deep is far better than air conditioning. That’s why we’re taking a look at the top 7 floating homes.
If the water it floats on is too cold, occupants of this Finnish sauna raft need only to go inside the structure to warm up.
The relatively reasonably priced Osros floating Island ($4.5 million) has six bedrooms and space for 12 residents and up to four staff members.
Photo: Orsos Island
The “Tropical Island Paradise” is a 295-foot super-yacht with its own volcano that spews out water which then trickles down into the swimming pool. The most refreshing lava flow ever.
Photo: Yacht Island Design
Being surrounded by water doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a sense of community. Amsterdam’s Ijburg neighbourhood is comprised entirely of floating homes.
Photos: Arch Daily
The buoyant cabin in Lake Huron fits in perfectly with its majestic surroundings.
While not exactly floating, a house on the River Drina near the town of Bajina Basta in Serbia has been balancing on top of a rock for 45 years. Points for durability and longevity.
Photo: My Modern Met
We love the floating house in Amsterdam’s Amstel River for its futuristic design and floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on the water. Also, the structure’s rounded corners will double as a pretty fun slide in the summer.