This one floats

If renovating your home feels like a challenge, imagine how much harder it would be if it were a boat? This was the epic task faced by Christina and Rohan when they bought a 40 metre long 1960’s barge, with a vision of forging it into their forever home.

18 months and a lot of hard work later, they had completed its incredible transformation. You can see its journey on Instagram @thisonefloats, but for now let’s jump onboard and take a look…

Installing ten porthole windows along the bow was one of the first major structural changes, creating a beautifully lit living space inside.

Installing ten porthole windows along the bow was one of the first major structural changes, creating a beautifully lit living space inside.

This fabulous ochre yellow rug was picked up in a Marrakech medina and forms a focal point to the bright and bold décor

This fabulous ochre yellow rug was picked up in a Marrakech medina and forms a focal point to the bright and bold décor.

There's plenty of space for full-sized furniture, including a double bed that features Hampton and Astley long-staple cotton sateen bedding in pure white

There's plenty of space for full-sized furniture, including a double bed that features Hampton and Astley long-staple cotton sateen bedding in pure white.

The clever use of colour blocking in the nursery is simply gorgeous

The clever use of colour blocking in the nursery is simply gorgeous...

When you've had enough of puzzles and colouring, you can gaze out of the window and watch the ducks go by instead

...And when you've had enough of puzzles and colouring, you can gaze out of the window and watch the ducks go by instead.

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