Florida real estate couple challenges traditional housing options by giving Florida homeowners oceanside views with their floating houses.
Tiny houses hit a wave of popularity with TV shows like Tiny House, Big Living, but for one Florida couple, they’re putting a Sunshine State twist on the trend by building petite houses that can float.
Warren and Cynthia Billings were recently featured on HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters and have built and sold four of their homes and have two more under construction.
The couple went viral with more than 47,000 hits on Facebook after sharing photos of the construction of their first bungalow — and that’s how Floating Bungalows became a thing, Coastal Living reports.
Each of their homes is about 550 square feet with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, flush toilets and an outdoor deck.
Interested in living the coastal life? You can purchase a tiny, floating home for around $225,000.
“We refused to compromise on style, luxury, and beauty,” the Billings recall on their website. “After some time, and lots of thought, it became clear what we were looking for — the ability to live on the water; a small home with virtually no upkeep, and an affordable joyful lifestyle that could be sustained by working part-time.”
Laura Jazmin Tolliver is a digital reporter for GateHouse Media Group’s Florida team, based in West Palm Beach, Fla. Jaz’s stories, which run across digital, print and video platforms, are syndicated across the 22 Florida newspaper markets.