Each Floating Bungalow is hand-crafted
At Floating Bungalows we believe in building a product meant to last. From the hull up, our experienced builders take care in creating a product the quality of which far surpasses that of our competition. We do NOT use modular construction, we do NOT use interior paneling, we do NOT use park model homes. What we do is hand build our product to a combination of ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) and HVHZ (High Velocity Hurricane Zone) standards that provide both short term protection against storms and long term protection against wear. We have always tried to build our houseboats to make them feel like homes!
It all starts with our (PLASTIC) foundation
Floating Bungalows and United Plastic Fabricating, Inc. UPF have joined together to bring copolymer hulls to the floating home market. 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.
Everything is hand built by uS!
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 pressure treated plywood glued and screwed to wall framing
1/2 inch CDX plywood glued and screwed roof sheathing
100% bituminous membrane roof covering
24-gauge metal roofing
100% closed cell foam insulated
Shell completely house-wrapped
Hardie Plank siding
PVC exterior trim with stainless steel screws
TREX Select composite decking fastened with ceramic coated deck screws
and finished to our rigorous standards!
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-zone ductless split air conditioner 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
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
Smoke, carbon monoxide, and gas detectors