Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationBoats & Boating · 5 months ago

Would it be possible to float a house on barrels and tow it across the Atlantic?

Say a house was put on rollers, and moved down to the coast in Ireland, floated on barrels, and towed behind a fishing trawler, would it be possible to tow the house all the way to Newfoundland or Labrador?

What would happen?

6 Answers

  • 4 months ago


    Now if you had a purpose built platform the house could be loaded on o a large container ship and sailed across

  • 5 months ago

    If you get a calm period it could probably be done.

  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    AAAAAaaaaahhhhhhhh...... NO!

  • CB
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Possibility of success is slim and you would have to get it back on the shore somehow. Likely cheaper to disassemble the house ship it and reassemble - or they do have houses already build in Newfoundland or Labrador.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Technically, yes.  One even small storm and it won't be nice.

  • Marko
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    You probably couldn't get approval or get insurance for that. But, if you did get them, barrels wouldn't be wide enough to keep it from flipping over and maybe taking down the boat on it's way down when it gets side-swiped by a wave.

    You would need to make the house center of gravity very low. Probably take the roof off and store it inside the house. Then, have it on a very flat platform that is as wide as possible, at least wider than the house. Maybe take the walls down as well to lay flat. I think you would have a 50/50 chance at best. The weather report would have to be for calm sea for 3-4 days. 

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