Westlake Floating Home For Sale – Close to Downtown and South Lake Union

Gorgeous Westlake:  Your Haven From Work – and Traffic Live the Seattle houseboats lifestyle and play in the water! Easy commute – Close enough to Downtown and South Lake Union to bike or walk or use public transit, this Westlake floating home is a perfect place to live if you work at Amazon! Waterfront living at […]

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Large Historical Portage Bay Floating Home With Big Up Potential

Large Spaces in this Seattle floating homes for sale – This 2 bedroom 1269 square foot Seattle floating home built in 1920 has 1.75 baths and checks all the boxes you have been looking for plus it comes in well under a million dollars which is difficult to find these days.  Looking for an affordable […]

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Eastlake Floating Home Offers Perfect Place To Enjoy Seattle Waterfront Living

Seattle Floating Home For Sale – The Cutest Eastlake Houseboat Fr Sale On Lake Union Is Available! 2207 Fairview Ave E:  The iconic Lake Union lifestyle you have only dreamed about! Located in Eastlake’s enclave of Seattle floating homes, this mid-dock light and bright Lake Union beauty is completely remodeled with an open floor plan […]

Seattle Floating Homes For Sale: Just Listed

Just Listed In Eastlake:  One Of The More Desireable Seattle Floating Homes Molly Cartwright and I just listed an incredible Seattle Floating Home on the Flo Villa dock! If you have been looking at Seattle houseboats, then you should know that this one has been completely remodeled! $775,000 2207 Fairview Ave E #11 It’s your […]

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Seattle Houseboats For Sale: Just SOLD

Seattle Houseboats For Sale:  Just SOLD in Eastlake! Seattle Houseboats Just Sold: Let’s look at 2019 Fairview Ave E in Lake Union’s Eastlake neighborhood This particular Seattle floating home has a special place in our hearts due to its sentimental background.  Though not as famous as its Sleepless in Seattle cousin across Lake Union, this […]

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A Little “Dirt” On Seattle Houseboats History You May Not Know

Seattle Houseboats History Has A “Colorful” Background & Entrepreneurial Spirit Transcends Time… To look at all the colorful and cheery Lake Union floating homes today is to never know how truly Seattle houseboats history is. Seattle floating homes are a living and evolving part of Seattle’s history.  From their humble beginnings over a hundred years […]

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Seattle Houseboats History Resource

Curious about Seattle houseboats and their history on Lake Union? You have to go back over a hundred years and look beyond Lake Union to see the roots of Seattle houseboats.  Beth Means and Bill Keasler  wrote a great piece about Seattle houseboats history on The Seattle Floating Homes Association website.  Seattle Floating homes have played […]

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Seattle Houseboats Happenings: Lake Union Ramblings

A few random Lake Union thoughts –  Would love to hear some of your thoughts, too…. Seattle Floating Homes Association Website – One word: Gorgeous.  The updated Floating Homes Association website is fresh and beautiful.. I am jealous I didn’t make it myself.  Love it.  Kudos! You can see it here: www.seattlefloatinghomes.org Jann, I know you had a […]

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Seattle Houseboats: Annie “O” Is In The House

Seattle Houseboats: Enduring Over 100 Years And Still Floating.  This particular one hasn’t been around quite that long, but long enough for it to be a site!  Yes.  It floats. Seattle houseboats have been afloat for over one hundred years now.  It all started when a few resourceful and down on their luck people decided […]

Still Afloat: Seattle Floating Homes – Wonder Where That Name Came From?

Still Afloat:  A Contemporary History Of Seattle’s Floating Homes  is a temporary exhibit at MOHAI which showcases what else?  Seattle’s floating homes. It started yesterday and runs through November 3rd. The Still Afloat exhibit is sure to entertain and educate you on all the aspects of Life Afloat on Lake Union and Portage Bay.  If […]

Are Houseboats Drifting Away?

Are Seattle Houseboats Drifting Away? I’ve been hearing a lot of talk about Seattle houseboats in the news lately.  And if you receive your news from just one source, it might sound like Seattle houseboats are drifting away. So what’s really going on? What is the dispute over?  One could argue it’s really about should private […]

Seattle Houseboats Are Exceptional!

Seattle Houseboats Are Exceptional! It is said that the “houseboat capital of the world” is in British Columbia on Shuswap Lake. This may or may not be true but worth exploring. Seattle houseboat culture began back even before 1905 with the earliest recordings of property and in the 1930’s the number of Seattle houseboats peaked […]

Seattle Floating Homes: Why You Need The Security Of OWNED Moorage Vs. A Rented Slip

Why You Need The Security Of OWNED Moorage Vs. A Rented Slip Don’t buy a floating home in a rented slip when there are Seattle floating homes for sale with the security of an owned slip!!!  Why on Earth would you want your investment to not be secure?  The city of Seattle has been dwindling […]

Reminded Of Seattle Floating Homes Uniqueness

Reminded Of Seattle Floating Homes Uniqueness : It is always interesting when I come across communities that seem to have the same unique feel or humble beginnings of our Seattle floating homes community. Of course there are floating homes elsewhere – Portland Houseboats and Sausilito to specifically name a couple closer neighbors, but nationally and […]

Lake Union Moorage Slips In Demand

Lake Union Moorage Slips In Demand Spring in Seattle has sprung and the Cooper Jacobs office is ringing with inqueries for space on Lake Union. Recent sales of moorage slips are in the range of $75,000 to $125,000 for slips around the lake excluding Wards Cove.  Due to the lack of inventory prices have remained […]