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New West floating home on the market for $849,000

Ducks and swans make up some of the neighbours

A two-storey float home in New Westminster has been privately put up for sale by its owner who has lived in it for the past 33 years.

Priced at $849,000, the 1,200 square foot floating house that's located quite literally on the Fraser River was built in 1977.

It's in the neighbourhood of Queensborough, next to a waterfront park, and is part of a 15-home floating community.

Zoned as freehold strata, the taxes for 2021 were $2,620.83 and monthly strata fees were $461.

In an email, owners Butch and Carol Boyce Nelson tell Vancouver Is Awesome that each home comes with a boat slip, and that there's is a true sense of community. They tell us that "living on a float home is typically like going back in time to when everybody knew their neighbours. There is lots of socializing between some homes but if you aren’t so inclined, your privacy is respected."

When asked if it one is able to go fishing out the window they note that it's technically possible but that the fishing is better from the dock, which is essentially attached to the house.

The home is located at 1-800 South Dyke Road in New Westminster and more information is available on the website that the couple built in order to sell it.