Saturday, August 2, 2008

Swedish Floating Prefabs

I grew up in Miami Beach. There was a an in restaurant Marina called 'Tony's Fish Market' on the 79th St. Causeway. This was back in the days when Sinatra was filming the 'Tony Roma' films and hanging out down the block at a bar called 'Jilly's '.
My very cool uncle who lived at the marina in a house boat. There were many house boats , and I remember what a very cool existence it seemed to be.
Today there are no marina's with house boats in Florida. Maybe I am wrong, it's possible. But I have searched the state. You can find house boat friendly places but they are not house boats that look like houses. They are the vacation rental boat/style. They call themselves house boats, but they all look the same and they do not look or feel like homes.
I found this and was impressed. Imagine the possibilities, if only the would stop zoning Marina's for more condo developement. That is what was happening up in Long Island NY with a house boat community.











This is a great space to do design work. Working with colors in this natural light would be a gift.
I would LOVE to live in one and be part of this very special community.

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