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09/02/2013 08:21 am ET

8 Amazing Floating Houses That Seem Too Good To Be True (PHOTOS)

What's better than drifting along in a boat in the moonlight? Drifting along in a floating... house. For anyone who loves the sun and surf, these abodes are the perfect combination of modern living and beachside paradise. And we've rounded up eight of the coolest examples.

With awesome roof decks, spiral staircases, huge expanses of windows and high-end interiors, living on the water definitely does not mean "roughing it." Let us know which is your favorite below.

Check out this 1200-square-foot Portage Bay, Seattle floating home.
This Lake Union home has a spectacular sunset view from the water.
This two-story floating home has a sleek modern feel.
We love this tiny serene floating abode.
And this colorful San Francisco house with a beachy vibe.
There's a fabulous roof deck on top of this Alabama house.
Here's a three-floor example in Vancouver.
This one is a bit more traditional.

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