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A Floating Island or a Houseboat Dock?

by Priscilla Talley
(Baileyton, Alabama)

Our latest project, a Floating Island.

Our latest project, a Floating Island.

I have built a floating Island-gazebo-tiki hut bar-swimming, water-skiing platform, whatever you want to call it!

OK guys, let me know what you think, and what you'd like to have on it.

My next project is going to be a floating wedding/chapel gazebo....I am going to call it "Floating Heavenly Hut"!

I am also currently building my third custom floating cabin-Houseboat........yes.......I am obsessed with LIFE ON THE WATER!

Smiles to all of you!

Priscilla Talley

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Hi Priscilla, welcome to the houseboat forums.

Interesting concept that you have there. I could see useful to use them as "party deck" for swimming, diving, and sun bathing.

Lastly, hopefully some of our readers and visitors will share and post comments about their related houseboat "tiki-hut" experiences and tips.

Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.

Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats

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Capt. Mac
by: Anonymous

Contact me about the floating tiki island, I can give you an exact appraisal of the cost to build it because I am the one who custom designed and built the first one!


Appraisal value?
by: Capt. Mac

I am suppose to give a appraisal value for a 15'x22' floating titki bar. The thing is awesome built on a galvanized framework and plastic floats. The uprights and frame is built out of 8"x8" ruff sawn cedar and the bar is bamboo, roof is thatch and has a fan built in it. It was custom made. Does anyone have a idea of the value and a way I can document it with comps. They tell me it cost over $20,000 to build.

Look for a Floating Tiki Island at the Expo show.
by: Priscilla Talley

I will have a Floating Tiki island at the Houseboat Expo in Louisville for everyone to see! BOOTH Y .... Just look for the "Tiki Roof" and listen for the Juke Box on it and you will find us!


great for a party
by: Susan in alabama

Incredible idea! What a great way to have a afternoon party with all your friend boats tied off or anchored near. Can't wait to see it for myself.

Tiki Boat
by: Rob

Do have more info on the Tiki Boat Island thing...?

How to build, who is making them, do you register it...?


Cool Idea
by: Anonymous

Really neat looking. I think the floating platform idea allows for all sorts of creativity, like yours. Too many people are just making wide boats instead of unleashing all of the houseboats potential.

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