Floating Summer HouseAired on Sep 13, 2018
Arizonian action duo, Jan and Don, decide to design and build the ultimate floating summer house on the Willamette River in Oregon, complete with vast outdoor decking, a custom built staircase, wood burning stove and an open plan living space. However, building this supersized summer house will not be easy. The build team faces delays as the harsh Oregon winter takes hold and a weight imbalance threatens to capsize the floating foundation.
Floating Tiny HomeAired on Sep 06, 2018
Laurence’s dream is to move into an upgraded floating pad that’s big enough for his grandson to visit but small enough to fit in his own marina. With help from an expert engineer in building floating micro homes, Laurence hopes to fit out the interior himself and re-design the layout with an open living plan. When it finally comes down to the final stages of the build, snow and flood warnings add to the already challenging task of getting the home to his marina.
Floating Micro HomeAired on Aug 30, 2018
Ben and his wife Michelle have always been caravan fanatics. When they found an antique caravan on an auction website, they immediately decided to buy and bring this “Caraboat” back to life, into a fun and functional holiday getaway home that can travel by road or by river. The renovation tackled everything from engine problems, to re-wiring and updating the interiors, but the brutally cold temperatures of winter wreaked havoc on the process. After months of hard work its ready to launch next to the famous SS Great Britain, in Bristol City harbor, but will this blast from the past actually float?
Million Dollar MansionAired on Aug 23, 2018
Now that their six children have finally all fled the nest, Allen and Jill want to create a new home–and one that floats on the Annacis Channel, just south of Vancouver, Canada. Their million dollar mansion will be the perfect place to entertain with its enormous open plan living area, three outside decks, luxury master bedroom with their own steam room and a huge hot tub on the top terrace with amazing views across to Annacis Island.
Handbuilt First HomeAired on Aug 16, 2018
Adventurous young professionals, Ani and Charles are taking on the project of a lifetime — they’ve bought a busted old oil barge that they want to turn into their rustic first home. Based on the Thames in Hampton, south west London, the couple have a tight budget which leaves no option but to do nearly all the work themselves. With no experience, are they biting off more than they can chew?
Luxury Water HomesAired on Aug 16, 2018
Joan is a floating home veteran but she’s taking the plunge and sinking her savings into a pair of brand new monster mansions worth a million dollars each. She’s not holding back on the high end finishes, luxury open plan lounges and kitchens, a sun deck on each of the three stories and a custom lighting plan. The pair of million dollar mansions squeezes through the locks and canals of Seattle at night before a team of tugs ease them into their moorings. Finally, we see the luxury interiors come together as the dream becomes reality for Joan.
Futuristic Floating HomeAired on Dec 28, 2017
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, Gerald wants his new home to be full of luxurious fixtures, causing delays to the build schedule. By winter, Gerald ends up the proud owner of a unique modern home, with stunning interiors and space to entertain, and a very proud father, acknowledging what his son Aidan has achieved.
Idyllic River HomeAired on Dec 21, 2017
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 they’re 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.
Family River HouseAired on Dec 14, 2017
Karen and her boyfriend Tom have decided to build a houseboat on England’s 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?
High-Tech River HouseAired on Dec 07, 2017
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 Justine’s 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.
City Water LivingAired on Dec 07, 2017
Valentin and Daria’s 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.
Wild View CottageAired on Nov 30, 2017
Linda’s 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.
Waterside Family HomeAired on Nov 30, 2017
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.