Watch My Floating Home

This home renovation series focuses on people who have a dream of living on a house boat. The cameras follow the homeowners as they plan, build and/or renovate their floating personal palaces. The series debuted on the FYI cable network in 2016, and its second season aired in 2018.

Saturday 10:30 PM et/pt on fyi
2 Seasons, 33 Episodes
May 14, 2016
Home & Garden, Reality
6.4/10
Cast: Michael Daingerfield
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My Floating Home Full Episode Guide

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A boat lover creates a micro riverpod in Kent. In Portland, Oregon, Jan and Don design a floating summer house with an open-plan living space

  • 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.

  • 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

  • A houseboat is built on a England's Grand Union Canal in Colne Valley.

  • A couple convert 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.

  • A steel hull boat is revamped into a two-story floating house on the River Medway near Rochester, England.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • My Floating Home follows the adventures of families who are building the ultimate waterside dream homes – stunning ‘aquatic homes’ that float on water. This series explores stunning design features created uniquely for floating homes - from underwater windows to view the fish to wraparound sundecks and huge picture windows to take in the 360 views. Each episode in this series follows a different family as they attempt to take their dream from initial concept to final mooring.

  • A pair from Portland, Ore., hope for a traditional-style floating home built on logs.

  • An experimental giant houseboat is made by a couple of water novices who hope to take their home with them everywhere on the huge network of canals that crisscross the U.K. Their want list includes a spare bedroom, large kitchen-diner, and an en-suite with a bathtub.

  • An adventurous pair construct a nautical-theme floating house in a marina with stunning views of the sea and mountains. Details of their home feature port hole windows, arched doorways, a high barrel ceiling, and an outdoor deck.

  • In the Netherlands, a water-loving pair construct an extra-long floating home deep in the heart of canal country.

  • A water-loving pair oversee the construction of their huge aquatic dream house, which is crafted with stunning windows and wrap-around glass walkways.

  • Steve and his pal Rick meet in Maine annually to restore old boats. Now, Steve hopes to make an innovative tiny floating house to live in year-round.

  • A Seattle woman has a contemporary design in mind when she hires an architect to build her an ultramodern floating home, with crisp, clean exterior walls, a glass roof and an open-plan living space.

  • A Dutch couple wants a floating apartment they can moor in Amsterdam.

  • A couple swaps their Oregon apartment for a wooden floating home using timber that will last nearly 100 years in the water. The end result is a beautiful and unique pioneer style river home with views across Mount Hood in Portland.

  • A couple that has never lived on the water before builds an oversized houseboat so that they can take their home with them anywhere on the vast network of canals that crisscross the United Kingdom. The final result is a stunning houseboat, complete with a luxurious master bedroom and a spacious kitchen with a six-seat breakfast bar. The best part of all? Their beautiful floating home is completely mobile.

  • Steve and his friend Rick meet in Maine every year to restore old boats. Now, Steve wants to build an innovative tiny floating home to live in full-time. Using recycled materials, they build a shanty-style houseboat on a catamaran hull. Making up the design as they go along, the two friends visit a marine salvage yard and find windows left by the roadside to put the finishing touches on the houseboat. Completed in just two months, they then must jack it up onto a trailer and take it to the water's edge to see whether it will sink or float. The home floats but now the real challenge is to navigate it out into open ocean on a maiden voyage to Maine.

  • A young Dutch pair craft their dream floating apartment using an old boat for the frame. They choose an ultramodern layout with open-plan living and seven new rooms. Projects feature customized furniture, storage space, a grand entrance, and insulation in order to withstand Amsterdam's extremely cold temperatures.

  • A Seattle lady has a contemporary theme in mind when she hires an architect to craft her an ultramodern floating house, with crisp, clean exterior walls, a glass roof and an open-plan living space.

  • A colossal three-story floating home features a spectacular view of the wilderness and a mooring for a yacht.

  • A young couple builds a dream floating starter home in a marina with stunning views of the Vancouver Mountains, an office to work from and an exterior fireplace to save space within the open-concept living plan.

  • Michelle and Bill, an outdoor loving couple, build an eco-friendly floating home packed with innovative features. The couple hires an architect to design a curved roof covered in grass and solar panels and an underwater basement with a window where they can view fish in the lake. With the environment in mind, they re-use 100 year old cedar logs for their interior cladding and wardrobes.

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