Wired Magazine's Top Picks for Floating Homes

Wired Magazine's Top Picks for Floating Homes

Heather Blaha
May 19, 2008
Watervilla De Hoef, De Ronde Venen, Netherlands; Designer: Waterstudio
Seems that "floating home" is the hot new term (maybe not so new) for "houseboat." The May issue of Wired magazine shines a spotlight on the modern houseboat. Selecting their top 3 favorites worldwide (two in the Netherlands, one in Oregon), Wired also reaffirms the 3 necessities required for houseboat living: "a buoyant foundation, flexible utility pipes, and a leash to tether the house to its property line."

Piet Boon House

Noorderplassen, Netherlands

Designer: Piet Boon/De Peyler

Gray Residence

Tomahawk Island, Portland, Oregon

Designer: Urbansun

Check out the current issue of Wired, and read the full article here.

Read AT:SF's post on the Lake Union, Seattle Floating Home here.

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