If you’re thinking of a change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver, there are some adorable houseboats in the Lower Mainland waiting to rock you to sleep.
Nearly all selling for under $500,000, these houseboats in Langley, Ladner, and Richmond are too cute to not at least dream about. Some come with eye-catching paint jobs, others have wood-burning stoves but they all have at least some view of the waterways fed by the Fraser River. Something to keep in mind, the prices for these houses do not include moorage fees which for some listings can range between $600 to $900 a month.
1. 26a 20837 Louie Crescent in Langley, B.C. for $179,000.
This pet-friendly address comes with high vaulted ceilings, a big bright kitchen with room enough for a second bedroom or den on the main floor.
2. 4w 20837 Louie Crescent in Langley, B.C. for $185,000.
This one bed one bath home comes with custom-built lacewood and walnut cabinetry, a pull-out spice rack, and a cozy window seat with a river view. The floating home is close to paths and trails at Derby Beach Park.
3. Aa01 8211 River Road in Richmond, B.C. for $199,900.
Recently renovated, this 43-year-old home comes with new drywall, lighting, flooring and paint. Aside from being able to fish just off your doorstep, other positives include the home’s proximity to the Richmond night market, the River Rock Casino and other restaurants. The floating home also has two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a deck that allows for views of river wildlife like, seals, beavers, herons and others.
4. 11 3871 W River Road in Delta, B.C. for $229,000.
Out in rural Ladner sits this 370 ft² beauty. Recent updates to the home include a new roof, cork floors and a paint job. The house also has a new custom wall unit, updated kitchen appliances, mouldings and wainscoting.
5. 1 4533 W River Road in Delta, B.C. for $299,000.
Also in Ladner is this charming home. Its location gives panoramic views of the river, eagles nests and mountains. The office space has skylights and sliding doors for lots of light. Swans have even been known to check out the house as they swim on by.
6. 28 20837 Louie Crescent in Langley, B.C. for $229,900.
Back in Langley now, this adorable barn-style floating home comes with two bedrooms and one bath. The two-storey float home comes with its own front floating garden with an open layout living room and eating room combination and a galley style kitchen. The home’s wood stove heats the upstairs loft which contains a large master bedroom, a den/bedroom and an open area.
7. 6 20837 Louie Crescent in Langley, B.C. for $299,880.
Located just minutes away from Fort Langley, this home offers a spectacular view of the Fraser River. Renovated to the studs in 2018, the home comes with new insulation, electrical, plumbing, led pot lights, new aluminum railings, a pellet stove and more.
8. 6 3350 Westham Island Road in Delta, B.C. for $349,000
With two bedrooms and three bathrooms this floating home comes with lots of windows in the living room to take in the views of the river, a large dining room, kitchen, den, and a deck off the living room. Upstairs are the two large bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom.
9. 4345 W River Road in Delta, B.C. for $419,000.
Back in Ladner now, this houseboat was built in 2010 and offers unobstructed views of the water and mountains. The home’s vaulted ceilings give the space an open style with covered decks both upstairs and downstairs. The home also comes with an assortment of new appliances and upgrades.
10. 6 23260 Dyke Road in Richmond, B.C. for $548,000.
This is our one listing that comes in at over $500,000 - but how could we not? The 625 ft² home is located in 'Floatville', a strata float home village where you don’t have to pay any moorage fees. On the main floor, there is a large open kitchen, dining room, sunken living room with a wood stove and a south exposed deck at water level.