Posted on August 12, 2016 12:03 amAugust 12, 2016 12:09 am by EyeInHandIsland Home Off the Grid on a Homemade Island from Great Big Story on Vimeo. direct Vimeo link Now this is a houseboat. Or a boat house. Or floating house-island. What do you call something this big that weighs 500 tons and floats?