So many of us aspire to own a home close to the water, and it doesn’t get any closer than this! Inspired by the incredible float homes of British Columbia, this house boat in Auckland, New Zealand is sure to impress.

Perfectly fitting into a 12 meter marina berth, this floating home (affectionally named Blue Turtle) is wonderfully designed to be open, spacious and fully featured despite its compact size. The home has two bedrooms, a spacious bathroom and enjoys a wonderful open plan kitchen, dining and living space upstairs, all with wrap around decks for amazing indoor / outdoor living.

Located so close to Auckland City, this house boat has panoramic views across the marina and over towards the city beyond. For Olivia and Ryan, it’s a home which enables them to live a dream lifestyle, close to town and yet in a place where they can feel as though they are on permanent holiday.