View inside this magnificent 700-square-foot self-built floating home, which is completely off-grid and equipped with solar power, a pellet stove, a composting toilet, and an evaporation greywater system to make sure nothing is dumped overboard. The off-grid small house features a wraparound balcony that provides 360-degree views, an open concept kitchen, living, and dining area, a master bedroom and bathroom on the main floor, and two bedrooms on the second story.
You’ll want to explore every inch of this eco-friendly little floating home. In his spare time between working, spending time with his children, and sailing over a period of 4 years, Jay built this house as a replacement for the previous country home, which he thought required too much maintenance, was too expensive, and was too distant from the town. He no longer has a lawn to mow or a driveway to clear, and he can walk to all the town’s conveniences and his sailboat, which is docked in the same marina, in a matter of minutes.
Even in the dead of winter when docks are slippery and the wind is blowing, everything that goes in and out of the floating home has to be transported there, including propane tanks, pellets for the woodstove, food, garbage, etc. It’s also important to keep in mind that people use the area frequently, including paddlers and boaters who pass by all day. However, Jay claims that it’s all in the mind, and he is content to accept these minor difficulties because they allow him to lead a life that is ideal for him. On Kootenay Lake in British Columbia, Canada, there is a houseboat.