Floating Houses & Cabins... Huck Finn never had it THIS Good!
Floating houses and cabins provide a unique and adventurous way to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Just as Mark Twain's fictional character, Huckleberry Finn, did more than a century ago with his river raft . . . you, too, can get away from it all. However, unlike Huck Finn, you can do so in far greater comfort and style!
"Aqua Floathome," pictured above, by German architects Steeltec37
Today's floating cabins come in a wide range of styles with a host of amenities for convenience and com- fort.
Many are equipped like a stan- dard cabin or weekend retreat, but with one important exception . . . . they can
travel right along WITH you -- or vice versa!
The modern design pictured above, right, and below was created by MOS Architects. Floating serenely on Lake
Huron, the house or cabin is a sum- mer vacation getaway for the owner and his family.
Inside, the space is anchored by a large stone hearth, pictured at right. It also features a simple, albeit
beau- tifully crafted interior with lots of nat- ural wood surfaces (shown at right and below).
The images that follow reflect a sampling of styles available in floating houses and cabins. Pictured in the
second row below, right, is one of several designs from P. Talley Floating Creations in Alabama.
The floating cabin below provides an ideal vantage point from which to view the magnificent scenery
of British Columbia that surrounds it!
The floating designs pictured at right and below -- both with
gambrel roofs -- are two more examples that reflect the architectural diversity of this unique cabin type. Note the upper level
balcony in the design at right.
The striking floating cabin shown below is from GreenPod Development in Washington State. Beautifully crafted
and eco friendly, it is a modular or prefab design.
And finally, the two examples that follow are called camping rafts. The
style cabins are built on log rafts made of tree trunks and sup- ported by barrels. These particular camping rafts
sit directly on the edge of the Steenberg’s Vliet river in Holland and can only be accessed by canoe. To learn
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