5 Float Homes in Metro Vancouver You Can Buy for Under $400K

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For those that love being on the water, float homes may be the ultimate dream.

An unique alternative option to the rising housing cost in Vancouver, these float homes (or boat houses if you prefer) are fully functioning homes with multiple rooms, washrooms and a kitchen. Best part about it, these unique dwellings can be surprisingly affordable. 

Here are some current listings in Metro Vancouver that you can own without having to spend half a million dollars. Each of these homes fall under the $400K mark.

Keep in mind that being located directly on the water is a requirement that only a few suburbs can make possible.

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Float Homes For Under $400K

$299,900 – River Road, Ladner

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1254 sq-ft of stunning home, that is what this 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom float home offers. As far as float homes go, this one is a dream properly with views from both levels. The kitchen has lots of cabinetry, there are built-in desks and seating. If you enjoy a nightcap there is also a wet bar in the master bedroom The wall fireplace and drop-down are added touches making it even more beautiful. This home is located at 9-3871 River Road in Ladner.

$349,000 – Ladner

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This large 1400 sq-ft home is as good as it gets. With lots of windows, there is a lot of natural light and  amazing views. There are 2 large bedrooms, dining room, kitchen, den, laundry, 2pc powder room and a deck off of the living room. There is also a large roof deck. It has been fully renovated in 2018. This home is located at 6-3350 Westham Island Road, Ladner.

$370,000 – Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver

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This tiny but cute 370 sq-ft home is open concept with sleeping loft and 1 bathroom. This rare find is situated at a prime location in Coal Harbour Marina. Many interior upgrades. The location is amazing with it being just steps to Stanley Park, and downtown Vancouver’s shopping and entertainment. The home is located at B15 1525 Coal Harbour Quay Vancouver.

$399,000 – River Road, Delta

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This is a beautiful 739 sq-ft home with 1 bedroom, 1 den and 1 bathroom. With unobstructed views of the water and mountains it offers peaceful views. Fully equipped with natural gas, it also comes with natural gas radiant floor heat, a gas fireplace and cooking range. There are decks on both levels of the home and modern finishing in and out.  This float home is located at 4345 River Road in Delta. 

$399,000 – Empty Lot – New Westminster, Richmond

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This convenient 2501 sq-ft water lot is ready for you to bring your own float home or build the one of your dreams on. This is an end unit with unobstructed river views and is the largest lot in the community. There is a park view across the river with amazing commuter connections from the location. This spot is also close to shopping, schools, parks, and dog walking trails. This home is located at 15-700 South Dyke Road, Richmond. 


Do note that there are docking costs at the marinas. The prices of these can range depending on the size of your home. However, these can be comparable to the strata and taxes associated with owning a home on land.


For more information on homes in Metro Vancouver, head to our Real Estate section.

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