I’d like these interiors, even if it were on dry land but the thought of a floating home, is just SO romantic. With housing prices are soaring into the stratosphere everywhere (especially London), the notion of owning a property has become nothing more that a pipe dream for many. A new burgeoning market is alternative housing spearheaded by the property arm of the Brit lifestyle brand Bert & May that has reinvented the traditional barge boat as a desirable, design-led living space. Bert & May Group founder, Lee Thornley says…
“I was fed up, as many successful professionals like me are, not being able to afford a decent design led home in London. Instead I was staying in hotels and commuting at weekends. With the canal running past Bert & May’s showroom … it suddenly dawned on me that a barge could be the perfect solution.
I am now obsessed with the idea of providing unique homes on water and convinced the number of people living on water will rise dramatically over the next few years.”
Made in the UK and designed in collaboration with RaT Architecture and design project manager Laura Fulmine, Barge No.1 is the first phase in a series of inventive and affordable living spaces that the Bert & May team have planned for London and the UK.
That let’s us out here in the U.S. for now but maybe this will catch on in the U.S. I think this has replace my fantasy of having a restored vintage airstream. How cool to get a property with a pond or small lake and just float your own boat!