Do you remember the time when you wanted to be a pirate? And then eventually growing up wanting to be a multi-millionaire with a bigger than life home that had its own McDonald's inside? Well some kids grew up into old men that actually achieved both, eventually making their childhood dreams a reality.
While house boats and floating houses have existed for quiet some time now, most of the early ones were as simple as a small living quarters with a bed and a bathroom, it is only recently that they have started to become grand and lavish floating symbols of extreme wealth and prestigious luxury, add the fairly unique address. Some are simple while most par up to current modern homes complete with air conditioning, mini bars coupled with jaw dropping interior designs and architecture, these houses are nothing short of magical.
Floating houses aren't limited to boat houses. There is also a current up-rise of floating houses near docks and bays. And most of them are just simply en grand like the one on the photo above, looking a whole lot better than any home on actual land.
With the rapid advancement of technology and new techniques being introduced in design and architecture, the boundaries of construction have now been significantly lessened, having designers easily conquer construction challenges that were previously impossible.
Some even went as far as growing their own lawn and garden on the roof of their floating homes, using them as natural. This might actually be a viable solution for those cities that are starting to have housing issues due to over population.
There's almost an infinite amount of space for progress. RAFAA Architecture & Designs recently won an award with this awesome eco-friendly floating home with solar panels on the roofs. You can only begin to imagine what the future of boat homes and floating houses hold!