Episode 5 - Modern Water Living
In this episode London based Karen Boswell struggles to afford her own home, so she decides to design and build a stylish houseboat, which she plans to moor near the Grand Union Canal. She’s gone to town on her modern industrial bathroom design, indulging in a set of twin showers as well as a bath. But space becomes a problem for the build team who are tasked with constructing her rather large bed, leaving Karen with a dilemma. Is she going to have to compromise on her design? In the end this novice sailor cruises down the canal at the helm of her new home. She has a stunning living space with modern bespoke interiors, endless waterside views from huge brass trimmed windows, and a sumptuous deck on which to entertain and soak in the tranquil ambience of the stunning Colne Valley.
Fed up with her cramped city apartment, sportswear manager Marsha sets out to build a spacious two story floating home on the idyllic Multnomah Channel near Portland, Oregon with an open living space and unobscured views of the river. Father and daughter build team, Ryan and Aime have never built a floating house before, and are doubly challenged when they’re hit by an onslaught of snow, ice and epic flooding. Despite severe delays due to the weather and last minute changes, the dramatic ten month long build is worth the effort—Marsha ends up the proud owner of a stunning home with spacious interiors and fantastic views.