This floating cabin is off the grid and just too quaint for words.
Foy and Louisa Brown took 10 years to hand-build this cozy, floating cottage as a summer home near New Haven, Maine. They originally planned on living there in the summer and then renting it out the rest of the year. But once they thought of strangers in their quaint little getaway, they quickly changed their minds.
“But we realized that if you rent it to someone who gets snot-flying drunk,” says Foy, “you’re screwed no matter how much insurance you have.”
So, the cabin quickly turned into the couple’s private paradise.
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The cabin is completely cut off from the modern world, with only a VHF radio.
“The best part is getting away from it all,” says Foy. “There’s no TV, no one to bother you—and no property taxes or permits.”
“When you’re in your house, you think of all the things you need to do,” adds Louisa. “Out here, you can just relax.”
Water is collected with rain barrels and there is an outdoor shower.
The cottage is a mere 240 square feet but that is enough room for the Browns. They use their little floating summer cabin from May to November.
Who wouldn’t want to live in a floating house?
“I love how the house spins in the current,” says Louisa. “It’s like being on a boat.”
All photos via Maine Home Design