Friday, February 3, 2012

Introducing new "drift" line of floating homes... ideabox on the water!

One of the coolest living experiences ever has to be on a floating home. I gotta admit, I'm new to the whole floating home thing, but in doing my research as we put together the new "drift" design package, I learned very quickly it is truly a unique and exciting way to live. There is something special to being literally right on the water. From the soothing relationship of the water and nature to the active lifestyle of boating and water sports, the whole thing is captivating. Floating home living is clever and active making every day unique and special.

"drift" is a unique partnership of proven skill sets. We teamed up with Marc Even Construction, the pre-eminate floating home builder in Portland, and Mike Foote, an experienced residential project developer to offer the best of all worlds - the clean modern lines and speed of production of ideabox prefab homes with the impeccable craftsmanship of building the float, decks, and all the cool floating home stuff. Each project will be professionally managed, from design thru production. It's an incredible team offering an incredible product.

We're excited! "drift" truly offers cost effective floating home modern dwellings. Our clients can design a house today, and enjoy living on the water in a matter of months! 

"drift tenders" is the first offering from this dynamic team. The new "tender" series are small, accessory style dwellings, that offer complete modern living in a tidy package. The new mini-floating homes feature everything ideabox, cleverly wrapped up and ready for cost effective quick delivery.

We'll be releasing new models shortly, and they all follow the ideabox design premise of indoor / outdoor modern lifestyle solutions, bringing modern prefab design to floating homes. 

For more information on "drift" - contact Mike Foote at 503.290.1199 or email

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

introducing minibox... by ideabox!

Totally fun! Totally easy! Totally ideabox! Introducing the new "minibox" by ideabox. Coming in at a robust 200 SF in size, this is a micro-house that is all about mini living in style! Easy to move, the 8' wide tiny house can be moved with a large truck! Easy to place, all you need is a flat (preferably stable) spot, an RV plug and service connection, and you're all about the living! And at 200 SF, it's truly personal property (rarely requiring a permit).

minibox is only small in footprint. Everything else is big on personality. The ceiling soars above your head, and with all the glass and natural light it will be like your head is literally in the clouds.... (well, on a cloudy day, if we're being literal). Seriously, there is a lot of glass letting in as much of the outside in as possible and extending the inside out! 

Like everything ideabox, the minibox is all about living. And if your lifestyle has anything to do with eating, you're set with the mini-designer kitchen that simply rocks... complete with a 9 CF refrigerator/freezer, gas or induction cooktop, convection oven and even a dishwasher. Even the bathroom is, well, a full sized... (not one of those sort-of sized ones found in dwellings this size). A real shower (or tub/shower), a real dual flush toilet, and a very real vanity with sink and storage. 

Through a new product relationship with IKEA, (see the new aktiv line from ideabox to be featured here soon...), minibox features IKEA kitchen & bath cabinets, cooking, and a Tundra floor, in short, a totally modern lifestyle wrapped up in a compact package.

Outside, the mini wonder features stained cedar and galvalume siding, standing seam metal roofs, and ENERGY STAR windows. Radiant zonal provides the heating, with an optional ductless heat pump for year round comfort. Water heating is tankless. 

minibox is available now! 

For more information on the new minibox, visit - or - contact Taylor Russell, Studio Proprietor via email...