This Loving Couple Built The Home Of Their Dreams…And Ours.

Foy and Louisa Brown live in what might be called the greatest house ever. No, it”s not a mansion up on a hill, or a 1,000 acre ranch on the prairie. They live in a floating cottage in Maine, and it is amazing. That”s right, it”s floating.

It took the Brown”s 10 years to build their cottage, which was completed in 2010. The original plan had been to rent the cottage out to tourists, but it was too beautiful. They decided to live there instead. It was probably the best decision they every made. I mean look at this place, who wouldn”t want to live here?!

Looks so peaceful.

Looks so peaceful.

That”s a neighborhood I”d like to live in.

That

From May until November, the Brown”s keep their cottage anchored in the middle of the bay.

From May until November, the Brown

It then becomes their own little private island of solitude.

It then becomes their own little private island of solitude.

There isn”t even much cell phone reception.

There isn

Theres no TV, no one to bother youand no property taxes or permits, said Foy.

Theres no TV, no one to bother youand no property taxes or permits, said Foy.

When youre in your house, you think of all the things you need to do, said Louisa. Out here, you can just relax.

When youre in your house, you think of all the things you need to do, said Louisa. Out here, you can just relax.

A 55 gallon water tank supplies the shower, kitchen, and bathroom.

A 55 gallon water tank supplies the shower, kitchen, and bathroom.

Propane tanks provide power for the fridge, and stove.

Propane tanks provide power for the fridge, and stove.

I want that view.

I want that view.

How about waking up, and having that be the first thing you see?

How about waking up, and having that be the first thing you see?

The cottage is anchored when it”s out in the bay. Don”t want it floating away.

The cottage is anchored when it

That”s a pretty nice kitchen for such a small space.

That

The Brown”s each take small boats to work while they”re living at the cottage.

The Brown

They have rain barrels to collect water for the plants.

They have rain barrels to collect water for the plants.

Relaxation at its finest.

Relaxation at its finest.

The cottage is 240 square feet total.

The cottage is 240 square feet total.

Every Sunday the Brown”s have a cookout. It”s a tradition.

Every Sunday the Brown

Serenity.

Serenity.

When the weather gets cold in November the Brown”s head back to shore, and start dreaming of summer when they can have their private island back.

When the weather gets cold in November the Brown

(H/T: Maine Home Design)

Kind of makes me wish I was handy enough to build my own floating cottage. Share this story with your friends on Facebook and let them know what your dream house would be.