BC Floathouse Inspired by Tiny Homes

“Good Afternoon!

Tiny Homes was amazing and inspired us to downsize and simplify life.
This 425sq ft floathouse sits on an 825 sq ft float.
It is our primary residence and is permanently moored in Tofino BC on the Tofino Whaling Wharf.

   It is an extensively renovated Oyster Shack from the 1980’s and has served as a residence since that time.
Children have been raised in this tiny floating home over the years and it had a back room added on.   My wife, Kim, and I have had the house for 2 years now.
It is a simple floating life.

   The house has a loft bedroom, attic storage, a nice cozy front porch, laundry facilities and a surf shack out back.
It’s a very functional space and has lots of storage although we’re using less storage everyday as we sort life out.…


Cam Shaw

Tofino, BC”

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

4 Responses to BC Floathouse Inspired by Tiny Homes

  1. it looks beautiful. and if I get more summers like this one, the idea would have more and more attraction to me. Terrible season for lawn/garden/flower bed weeds. Think some S.O.B. has been planting them at night. As I look at that lovely picture / cozy house – the VERY first thing which popped into my mind was "NO WEEDING"…

  2. Cool! I've got too much stuff/crap to use a place like that as my primary residence but it looks great to me as a get away. Maybe one day I'll de-clutter but for now I need it all 🙂 It must be just over 20ft to a side for the interior. That is a good size I reckon. Nice work!

    Cheers from Brisbane Australia!


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