What is the sewage situation on a floating home?

Each of the float homes is equipped with a septic holding tank underneath, along with sewage connections maintained by the Marina. The tank needs to be pumped out every one to two months, depending on how many people live in the house, by connecting a house from the outside of the house to an attachment…

What are floating homes made of?

Float homes are constructed just like regular homes. The only difference is that instead of sitting on a foundation on land, they sit on a concrete barge that floats. The concrete is extremely strong and typically needs no maintenance during the float home’s lifespan.

Can I live in a floating home year-round?

Yes, the float homes in Toronto are suitable for permanent, year-round living. Each house comes equipped with electricity, heat and water. They were also built to R2000 standards and insulated better than most homes. They have furnaces for heat and many have gas fireplaces. Most of the current owners live in their float homes all…

Will I get seasick?

Floating homes are solid structures built on concrete barges that float. Despite their massive weight, they will sway ever so slightly with the waves. On a normal day, you will likely not even notice the movement. On a windy day, floating homes will rock with the wind, but not nearly as much as houseboats. After…

How much do floating homes cost?

The prices for floating homes can vary as much as regular homes depending on the size, quality and features. In 2020, floating homes in Toronto sold anywhere from $600,000 to over $1 million. Because only 25 floating homes are allowed in the City of Toronto, demand for them is high, and their values continue to…