Tsagaglalal, meaning “she who watches,” is the name of a work of Wasco-Wishram art high atop a cliff overlooking the Columbia River. It’s also the name of this little houseboat, sometimes called “Lalal” for short.
This 300-square-foot houseboat’s shape is instantly familiar: A curved roof, slightly elevated at one end. In this case, the higher roof shape holds a covered dock perfect for fall days on the water. This is also where the helm is located—in a little more obvious a configuration than many houseboats. Inside, a kitchen’s wraparound counter gives it a surprising amount of space for this size, and plenty of exposed wood maintains a nautical feeling. In the back, a small bedroom contains a built-in sleeping bunk, nestled under a small window for climbing out on a smaller deck.
Wrap it all in an aluminum hull for a listing price of $275,000, with $650 a month in liveaboard slip rent.