My Floating Home: Series 2
“My Floating Home” follows the adventures of people who are building the ultimate dream homes – stunning ‘aquatic homes that float on water. Traditional waterfront properties are hard to come by and can be very expensive. Some families are now taking the ultimate plunge and commissioning a floating home instead. Moored in marinas or along riverbanks,
Part 1: Waterside Family Home
The Baris family live in the Netherlands, in the heart of canal country with dreams of building a floating home on the local waterways. Their ambitious design includes floor to ceiling windows along the length of the first level, and a fun underwater space on the ground level with a den and bedrooms for the kids. Narrow locks, shallow water and low bridges threaten the new build every step of the way, but the home finally makes it to its new mooring site and the family begin a new idyllic life on the water.
Part 2: Wild View Cottage
Lindas dream is to build a floating home and moor it at Maple Bay Marina on Vancouver Island, positioned so it overlooks her favorite nature reserve-Chisolm Island. When the extra weight of the glass requires complex engineering to stop the walls from collapsing, the building process proves to be more complicated that she had originally expected. In the end, her spectacular floating home nests on the emerald waters of the bay, offering 360 degree views of the surrounding nature.
Part 3: City Water Living
Valentin and Darias dream is to escape their cramped city apartment with their young son, and live on the Thames in their own floating home, right under the iconic Tower Bridge. They create their own design converting an old barge into a three tiered contemporary floating apartment, but are met with the challenge of moving their new finished home back to London. After a hair raising journey, they finally make it to England and their eye catching floating apartment becomes a new attraction next to Tower Bridge.
Part 4: High Tech River House
Lee and Justine want to transform an old steel hull boat into a 2 story floating house on the River Medway near Rochester, England. With only 16 weeks to build, the crew must battle bad weather and the enormous daily tide that lifts and drops the boat, twice a day. To make matters worse, when Justines huge diesel powered oven needs to be lifted on board, the weight of the oven causes the house to tilt, threatening it to collapse. The result is an amazing house with sleek modern interiors and upper decks that provide the perfect platform to soak in spectacular views of the river.
Part 5: Family River House
Karen and her boyfriend Tom have decided to build a houseboat on Englands Grand Union Canal in the tranquil ambience of the stunning Colne Valley. They plan out their dream houseboat complete with modern bespoke interiors, endless waterside views and a sumptuous deck, but when space becomes an issue for the build team; will they have to compromise on the design?
Part 6: Idyllic River Home
Fed up with her cramped city apartment, sportswear manager Marsha sets out to build a spacious two story floating home on the idyllic Multnomah Channel near Portland, Oregon with an open living space and unobscured views of the river. Father and daughter build team; Ryan and Aime have never built a floating house before, and are doubly challenged when theyre hit by an onslaught of snow, ice and epic flooding. Despite severe delays due to the weather and last minute changes, the dramatic ten month long build is worth the effort-Marsha ends up the proud owner of a stunning home with spacious interiors and fantastic views.
Part 7: Futuristic Floating Home
After 30 years living on River Itchen in Southampton, Gerald sets out to design and build an extraordinary new home-a futuristic fiberglass house, made on his “doorstep” at Shamrock Quay Marina, designed and built by his 27 year old son, Aidan. The home is made from scratch by carefully building up layers of fiberglass to create two hollow hull sections. Gerald visits the job site often, adding details to the design and keeping the pressure on his son. From underfloor heating to music speakers in his shower.