Exterior   

  • Hardie Board siding
  • PVC exterior trim with stainless steel screws
  • TREX Select composite decking fastened with ceramic coated deck screws

Each Floating Bungalow is hand-crafted using only the finest components and material held to exacting standards. The frame, as well as the drywall, is glued and screwed together. It has closed cell spray foam insulation, double-glazed impact resistent, hurricane rated windows, and a self-contained HVAC system. Hand crafted clear pine trim joints are glued and biscuit joined. Roof area is 100% covered with self-adhered bituminous membrane under metal roofing. The exterior siding is Hardie Board with PVC trim and stainless steel fasteners. Finally, all infrastructure components meet or exceed American Boating and Yacht Council Standards.

"When Love and Skill Work Together, Expect a Masterpiece.."

-       John Ruskin

“WE ONLY BUILD ON COPOLYMER HULLS. WHEN IT COMES TO COPOLYMER HULLS, UPF IS THE BEST. WE ARE PROUD OF OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH UPF TO BRING QUALITY COPOLYMER HULLS TO MARINE PROFESSIONALS.”

WARREN BILLINGS, FOUNDER 
FLOATING BUNGLOWS

Floating Bungalows and United Plastic Fabricating, Inc. UPF have joined together to bring copolymer hulls to floating home builders and other marine professionals. Since their inception, Floating Bungalows realized that the key to building quality floating homes was to do so from the “bottom up” and what was put on the bottom was critical to creating a quality product. These copolymer hulls create the ideal foundation. Not only are they heavy duty and light weight, they are also extremely durable.

Framing

  • All structural members screwed with epoxy-coated screws
  • Pressure treated subfloor framing
  • 3/4-inch tongue-and-groove sub floor
  • 2 x 4 wall construction on 16" centers
  • 1/2 inch CDX plywood glued and screwed to wall framing
  • 1/2 inch CDX plywood glued and screwed roof sheathing
  • 100% bituminous membrane roof covering
  • 20-gauge metal roofing
  • 100% closed cell foam insulated
  • Shell completely house-wrapped

 

Interior Systems

  • PEX supply plumbing with individual control manifold
  • All schedule 40 PVC waste and drain plumbing
  • 300 gallon black water tank
  • 12-gauge marine wiring
  • ABYC approved propane system with propane locker
  • Quick recovery hot water heater
  • Two permanently mounted 1250 gallon/hour 12-volt bilge pumps
  • 1500 gallon/hour 120-volt stand-by bilge pump

Interior

  • All interior trim clear select wood with joints glued and biscuit joined
  • 3/4-inch solid oak flooring
  • 1/2-inch lightweight drywall glued and screwed
  • 18,000 BTU two-zoned ductless split airconditioner with heat
  • 3 flat screen TV feeds
  • All vinyl windows are hurricane rated, impact resistant, double glazed, and low E glass with solar glaze
  • 34 x 48-inch full size shower - our biggest yet!
  • Stainless Steel Appliances include: 4 burner gas range, side-by-side refrigerator with water and ice in door, and 18" dishwasher
  • Granite or Quartz counter tops
  • Combination washer/dryer
  • Smoke, carbon monoxide, and gas detectors

 

The HULL

The Construction