Homes that float take many forms. Some are fully-nautical houseboats with RV-level tiny living inside, while others are elaborate craftsman houses on a buoyant foundation. Some are free to float wherever they like, while others are permanently fixed to their location (and sewer lines).
Regardless, they have this in common: If you enjoy water views, there’s no better way to get them than out of a window of a home that’s literally already on the water. That, and quicker access to your watercraft than your car.
With the calm waters of Lake Union and Portage Bay, Seattle has no shortage of locations houseboat moorage, both walking distance to civilization and a little deeper in the neighborhoods. And while houseboat listings are the most common in the summer, there’s usually some to be found every time of year—so it’s always a good time to be looking toward a life on the lake, bay, or cut.Read More