Houseboats can get pretty itty-bitty, but this one is even smaller than most: 212 square feet. The houseboat, called Orca, is moored on the north side of Lake Union—just northeast of Gas Works Park.
Don’t let the tiny size and price fool you: A close read on this listing puts this little houseboat a step above other houseboats in this price point. For example, a new steel hull means maintenance costs are much lower—and the interior makes efficient use of the square footage, including tidy wood-panel walls and built-in shelves. A recent remodel added bamboo flooring and custom cabinets. Both sides of the home—both the bedroom and the living room—open out to the water. For even more outdoor space, climb up to the roof.