Tiny Off-Grid Floating Home with Hidden Loft & Spacious Design – FULL TOUR

Full tour of a stunning house that’s set up on the shore of a small lake. It’s fully off-grid and it’s designed to be used all four seasons, even in the winter! The interior is surprisingly spacious with comfortable areas to eat, sleep, and relax, and one of the coolest features is the full-size garage door that opens up so it feels like you’re on a boat or on a dock while you’re in the living room.

The tiny floating home is 12 feet by 35 feet long and it’s tied to shore with metal cables at all four corners. The platform is installed on a set of PVC floats with foam inside and that’s what keeps the home floating. When comes the floats can freeze the ice so that it can be used year-round.

The house boat is not connected to the grid so power there are two 250 W solar panels charging six batteries that provide all the electricity. There’s a woodstove and a propane heater for heat, a Separett urine-diverting toilet, and they bring in/carry out the fresh and grey water.

The living room has modular sofas that can also be transformed into a guest bed, the kitchen and dinette are spacious enough to cook and host, and the attic ladder is an easy way to access the sleeping loft without obstructing the open-concept feel of the space during the day.

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  1. Loved the aesthetic of the home and its location. A missed opportunity, I think, was not creating an outdoor deck where one could sit and have a drink or meal. Didn’t seem like there was anywhere to put one’s clothes/suitcases when vacationing there. And last, not having a shower in the unit, especially in the winter, would not be ideal.

  2. This is a realtor/ estate agent video: “Over here we have the kitchen. This is a window. And next to the window we have a stove.” Ugh. Horrible.

  3. I want one! It just needs a wee bit bigger kitchen to have both an under counter fridge and freezer for year round living. And a step stool to reach the upper cabinets and the stairs.

  4. “designed to be used in all four seasons, even winter”.
    uhh, yeah, that’s what all four seasons would mean. didn’t cross my mind you might have been excluding winter, or thinking of some other season for the 4th one.

  5. I’m not sure what the point is in exposing your home to all that moisture. It seems to me it’s much easier to maintain a home on dry land. Do people do this for any practical reason, or is it just romanticism?

  6. As usual, this quality video is yet one more example which explains why you two have nearly TWO and a QUARTER MILLION subscribers! Thank you both for sharing the videos which are the completed products of your expertise, talent & passion.

    • Thanks so much Alice! We put a ton of work into every video that we make so you’re comment is very much appreciated 🙂 All the best!

  7. This is an epic tiny definitely could see myself living like this surrounded by these beautiful views, Would be awesome to rent. love this. Ontario Canada .

  8. I like the windows and the lights. I don’t like couches that don’t have a back to them for support. I don’t like that minimalistic kitchen or the toilet area without a shower nor the loft with that funny floor or the fold up ladder going up. All the windows would be nice during the day but not much privacy at night unless they all have blinds. I don’t know, not my thing.

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