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Cape Codder the Ultimate Tiny Floating Home

If you are looking for the perfect tiny floating home, take a look at berkeley-engineering’s Cape Codder. Built with a 10 foot beam and either 20 or 24 foot length this cool little home is neat to look at and very practical and easy to build.

The Cape Codder is the result of many requests for a liveaboard/cruising houseboat. The Cape Codder makes it possible to have you own private waterfront home.

Cape Codder

The Cape Codder is a home. It has a couch and end tables, a diningroom set, a complete galley and a head with a shower and toilet! There is plenty of cupboard and drawer space. The inside ladder leads up to the sleeping loft, which has room for full sized mattresses and more storage space. The forward wall opens up to enjoy your own private sundeck. A roof skylight lets you sleep under the stars.

Plans are available for the Cape Codder for $225 and you can buy them at the berkely-engineering site. Click on the Order Here link. Berkely-Engineering also makes a smaller trailerable houseboat called the Aqua Casa. I will feature this tiny floating home in another post.

Cape Codder Rear View

Cape Codder Rear View

Cape Codder Open From Dock

Cape Codder Open From Dock

Back Door

Back Door

Living Room

Living Room

Dining Room and Kitchen

Dining Room and Kitchen

Upstairs Bedroom

Upstairs Bedroom


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Christina Nellemann - December 23, 2008 Reply

Adorable! I love the color.

TWB - December 23, 2008 Reply

Oh, this is just the best! How much?

    Kent - December 30, 2008 Reply

    Hi TWB,

    You buy the plans and construct it yourself or have someone build it for you. You would need to contact them for an estimate as they don’t have that information available on their site.

Benjamin - December 30, 2008 Reply

The roofline in the photos looks different than the plan.

Kent - December 30, 2008 Reply

Hi Benjamin,

I’m not seeing the difference, it appears the same to me. There are two different sizes so that might make it look different. Go to there site to get more information.

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Susie - January 12, 2009 Reply

Hi! I love your website! It is great! Thanks so much for posting our Cape Codder and the link to our site! Yours is great!

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John Alvarez - September 13, 2009 Reply

Had the pleasure of having a Cape Codder 28 built by Berkley and his son Mike.

The Jodi-k named after my daughter Jodi and granddaughter Kalin,
has a 11′ beam and is 28’8″ in length. She was build along side the Cape Codder 24. pictured above and launched in Jan 2000.

Both Cape Codder bottoms were sprayed with Line X truck bed liner, and have yet to be hauled out since there launching 9 1/2 years ago!

Kent Griswold - September 13, 2009 Reply

Hi John – thanks for the update on the durability of the truck bed liner. These are the neatest little house boats and I wonder how many others have been produced, any idea?

Conrad - February 25, 2010 Reply

I am a small construction company owner in vancouver b.c.,that is about to build a 28’8″ cape codder with a 11″ beam.So if there is anybody else out there that would like to have one built at the same time?Please feel free to call or email me at or (604)574-1911 to discuss pricing and building plans.

chris - July 26, 2011 Reply

Hi I was wondering what are the floats made out of? Is this a pontoon boat platform it has been built on? Has any one considered making it larger. I could go as big as 20X40 for my particular situation. This would make it a double loft and potentially put a bedroom on the first floor.

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