DublDom Houseboat, a modular floating cabin | DublDom

DublDom Houseboat, a modular floating cabin with a 280 sq ft studio floor plan. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

DublDom is a line of wood-framed prefabricated dwellings produced near Moscow. Since its introduction several years ago, the DublDom system has been very successful within Russia. Its modular design and quick on-site installation make it especially suitable for vacation homes, temporary housing and installations in remote locations.

DublDom Houseboat, a modular floating cabin with a 280 sq ft studio floor plan. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

The latest variation is a floating cabin called the DublDom Houseboat. The first one, shown in these photos, is moored on the Volga River three hours drive north of Moscow where it serves as a guest suite for the Hotel Палуба. It consists of a 26 m2 (280 ft2) DublDom26 model placed upon pontoons. As both the cottage and the pontoon system are modular, larger versions can be produced as well.

DublDom Houseboat, a modular floating cabin with a 280 sq ft studio floor plan. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

The DublDom Houseboat has the same design and floor plan as its land-based counterpart. There is an open living area in front with a fully-glazed wall facing the covered porch. The bedroom area and bathroom are in the back corners. Here the hotel has put a sofa bed in the living area for extra guest capacity. The interior is finished with wood throughout for a cozy cabin feel, while the exterior is clad in durable metal.

DublDom Houseboat, a modular floating cabin with a 280 sq ft studio floor plan. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

Like other DublDoms, the floating version comes insulated, wired and plumbed with all the fixtures already installed. With the DublDom Houseboat though, the utilities can be designed either for shore connections or for autonomous operation.

With the success of DublDom within Russia and expressions of interest from around the world, the company is now looking for partners to manufacture and market the prefab houses in Europe and the United States. If you have construction industry experience and a suitable manufacturing facility, you can learn more from the DublDom website.

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