Imagine waking up in the morning before work, and heading out to your deck to watch the sunrise over the water. If this sounds like the perfect start to the day to you, a float home lifestyle may be just what you need.
“It sounds cliché, but you feel like you’re on vacation when you’re in your own [float] home. You’re on the water, you’re surrounded by nature, the air is fresh and clean,” said Ricki Willing, a B.C. float home owner and realtor.
A float home, unlike a houseboat, is an actual stationary house that just happens to be on the water. According to Willing, float homes are gaining in popularity, especially with baby boomers, many of whom have no interest in downsizing to a condo. According to the TD Canada Trust Boomer Buyers Report, conducted in British Columbia, while 61 per cent want a smaller-sized detached home, only 24 per cent are interested in a condo.
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