On The Water

A Dream Life On The Water In An Amazing House Boat

So many of us aspire to own a home close to the water and it doesn’t get any closer than this! Inspired by the incredible float homes of British Columbia, this house boat in Auckland, New Zealand really is a dream home on the water!

Several years ago, Rasa and I both visited Victoria, BC and spent hours looking around the wonderful float homes at Fishermans Wharf. It was visiting this same spot which inspired fellow kiwi Olivia to begin her very own house boat project back home in New Zealand.

Designed to perfectly fit into a 12 meter berth, this wonderful floating home, affectionally named Blue Turtle, is fully featured with two bedrooms, a bathroom and an open plan kitchen, dining and living area upstairs.

The home enjoys panoramic views across the marina and over towards the city beyond. A wrap around deck on both floors provides incredible indoor / outdoor living and enables the home to fully capitalise on its exceptional location.

While this is not a cheap build by any means, it’s still a comparatively affordable option for an exceptionally expensive city such as Auckland, and enables Olivia and her partner Ryan to live a dream life, close to town and yet in a place which makes them feel as though they are on permanent vacation.

Enjoy the full video tour of this wonderful home on the water! To follow Olivia and Ryans journey, you can find them on Instagram.