June 17, 2016
If you have been watching HGTV recently, you've no doubt caught the new show My Floating Home. Float homes are having a bit of a moment, and there is no better place to buy your dream float home that Vancouver! Float homes come with a unique lifestyle, amazing views, and peace and quiet that that you just can't get in the typical detached house. They are also priced WAY LOWER than your typical Vancouver detached house, so they can be a great way for someone with a lower budget to get the feel of a detached house. The only caveat: float homes come with much higher utilities than your average detached house because you are not nessesarily directly connected to electical, sewer, cable, etc. Still, it's absolutly worth a look at these properties, they are just incredible.
As these properties are sold, the online listings may no longer be available. Call me at 604-619-0199 or email me at [email protected] for the most up to date float home new listings.
1,120 square feet
Cost per square foot: $579
Live in this North Shore city centre marina in this fully renovated, 1,120-square-foot two-bedroom float home. Enjoy the a gorgeous, state-of-the-art kitchen, oversized solid glass shower with Italian tile and new roof, wiring, fixtures, drywall and paint. This lovely float home has a large south-east-facing deck bathed in sunshine, and spectacular water and city views. Walk to the Seabus in just seven minutes!
1,250 square feet
Cost per square foot: $255
This beautiful 1,250-square-foot, two-bedroom home has stunning views from every room. The lower floor houses two spacious bedrooms and patio access, while upstairs boasts an open-concept, modern kitchen, living room and eating area. The spa-like bathroom has marble tile, a rain shower and soaker tub.
1,345 square feet
Cost per square foot: $223
This charming seaside home is the largest on our list at 1,345 square feet. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom float home even includes a one-bedroom suite downstairs that could be rented as a mortgage helper. The two upper bedrooms are light-filled and have been renovated and there are spacious decks up and down. Close to transit, retail, restaurants and YVR.
1,095 square feet
Cost per square foot: $255
This unbelievably gorgeous, two-bedroom, 1,095-square-foot float home was custom built by a local Vancouver artist. Decorative French windows, refinished timber floors, stained glass and a wood burning stove are just a few of the features of this very special home. Natural light and breathtaking views abound from the many windows. The home is located right on the Fraser River with unobstructed North Shore mountain views. The well-run marina even offers a communal garden.
300 square feet
Cost per square foot: $763
Live downtown in Vancouver’s posh Coal Harbour neighbourhood. At just 300 square feet, this tiny but sweet float home is both the smallest and the least expensive of the five homes featured (not including the $10K+ annual moorage fees). The open-concept living area has clever design that includes a sleeping loft to maximize space. The location is close to Stanley Park and all the conveniences of downtown living.