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Little lofted houseboat asks $445K by the Fremont Bridge

This home on the water takes an airy, lodge-like loft design and shrinks it down into a houseboat-sized package.

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13 houseboats and floating homes for sale in Seattle right now

Live the floating life—literally—on Lake Union with these on-the-water homes in Westlake, Eastlake, and Wallingford.

Airy, playful houseboat asks $700K on Lake Union

The slip is included!

Itty-bitty boxy houseboat asks $325K by Gas Works Park

A classic houseboat design makes perfect use of a tiny space

Tiny houseboat Carrot is 200 square feet of nautical living

Outside, this Lake Union houseboat has a tugboat-style design. Inside, it’s a cozy cabin.

‘Woonboat’ houseboat adds a splash of luxury to the classic design

A vintage houseboat shape meets a more contemporary interior near Gas Works Park.

Modern, shingled houseboat asks $519K in Wallingford

Docked by Gas Works Park, this home combines classic and contemporary design with wood shingles and metal sheeting.

Tiny Lake Union houseboat offers tons of whimsy for $349K

A creative layout offers equal parts charm and utility, including a well-equipped kitchen, a sleeping loft, and an airy living room.

Sugar Shack houseboat offers tiny, whimsical accomodations for $199K

In vintage Seattle style, it’s colorful, quirky, and nautical

Pretty little floating cottage asks $675K on Lake Union

This little place on Lake Union is all beach house: wooden shingles, waterfront patios, and an airy interior.

‘Knot Home’ houseboat offers exposed grain and waterfront decks for $440K

Covered in cedar and birchwood, this houseboat is built for both basking in the sun and cozying up inside.

Floating home surrounded by both trees and water asks $845K

The 900-square-foot home is adorable inside and out

Shingled midcentury floating home asks $2.9 million on Lake Union

This home on Lake Union is sleek, but still whimsical.

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Where ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ filmed in the Emerald City

Our ultimate guide to the classic film’s actual Seattle locations, including the floating home, Pike Place Market, and Gas Works Park.

Craftsman cottage houseboat asks $425K on Lake Union

It’s like the cutest backyard house, but floating

Cozy little Orca houseboat asks $275K on Lake Union

Live small on the lake.

Houseboat ‘Andante’ offers plenty of space and tugboat vibes for $499K

Bay windows, exposed grain, and room to stretch out define this Lake Union houseboat.

Houseboat ‘Pied a Mer’ listed for $330K

It’s a pied-à-terre on the sea (or, in this case, lake)—get it?

Modern floating home with extra dock listed for $1.5 million

The end-of-dock home is surrounded by Portage Bay.

Lucky Duck houseboat—complete with waterslide—asks $250,000

This one’s fully ready for Lake Union adventures

Stained-glass-filled floating home listed for $865K

A two-tier roof deck adds more than 600 square feet

Itty-bitty Wallingford houseboat listed for $285K

It packs a lot of cute into a tiny space

Modern floating home listed for $1.64 million

Designed by local architect Andrew Borges

House barge with stunning, airy remodel listed for $375K

The vessel was transformed from a boring, dilapidated barge to a thoughtfully designed home

Bright, boxy floating home on Lake Union asks $1.03 million

It’s like a contemporary cake

Bright, floating Craftsman wants $699K

Skylights bring plenty of sunshine into this 1920 home

How one houseboat dweller made outdoor space for special-needs cats

A catio allows two kitties with cerebellar hypoplasia to have time outdoors

Sleek and upscale floating home listed for $3.7 million

Wood paneling frames postcard water views

250-square-foot ‘Ina Mae’ houseboat is a little floating clubhouse

It comes with owned moorage, too

‘Artist’s Dream’ is a houseboat for all seasons

This shingled, two-story houseboat just a few blocks up from Gasworks Park in Wallingford has cozy areas to cuddle up inside and outdoor options for whatever nature throws at you.

Short-term houseboat rentals in Seattle for testing out a life at sea

You move here for all the natural wonders, so why not live on one?

This Portage Bay floating home is like a better beach house

Cape Cod homes were originally built to withstand waterfront locations, so it makes sense that the design would work on top of the water, too.

Tiny Lake Union houseboat is just 200 square feet and $75K

Docked on Lake Union just off Westlake Avenue N, this houseboat, named Vittoria, is tiny, even for a houseboat.

Upscale Craftsman floating home listed for $3.6 million

With a wine cellar, a media room, and plenty of space to lounge

Houseboat ‘Flamingo Cafe’ listed for $385K

This little barge is just 339 square feet

House-sized boat on Lake Union listed for $1.19 million

This houseboat is bigger than many—but keeps its nautical roots

Floating home ‘Cottage on the Lake’ lives up to its name

This bright, cheery house is just 600 square feet

Airy Eastlake floating home listed for $1.9M

This split-level house lets in plenty of light (and lake views)

‘Anne Rebecca’ houseboat was built on the hull of a fishing vessel

This home was a shipwright’s labor of love.