The last two days have been spent well out of my comfort zone being interviewed and filmed by a crew from CNN. Anyone who knows me knows how very out of character that is for me. Molly and I say no to every filming request that we get from shows like Househunters, Tiny Houses, etc. We greatly respect the privacy of the Seattle Houseboats community and want to protect this coveted lifestyle. I was happy to step out of my personal norm and do this because I wanted to show off our floating homes community and our beautiful city on a grander scale. We are fresh off of the 2018 Seattle Floating Homes tour and I have an ever growing love for this historic neighborhood in which I call home.
When I got the call to talk about Seattle floating homes by an extremely respected network, I agreed. We planned a modest boat ride around the lake so that I could show off the various floating home communities that make up our overall houseboats neighborhood. As luck would have it, my Duffy electric boat decided to be moody the day before they were set to visit, so I called upon one of my personal heroes Steve Brown whom I work with at Keller Williams North Seattle. He didn’t hesitate to come to my rescue and his beautiful boat is so much better!!! Steve dropped his entire day and toured the film crew around in style around the lake while I was interviewed on the bow of his boat like I was cruising the riviera.
As I was interviewed about the various aspects of our community and what it was like to live on a floating home, I was reminded of why I live on one. It’s all about the water for me. I love the reflections of it on my ceiling and the sound of it as the waves come in and are dispersed gently over the logs that make up my float pack. I love the rain pouring on the roof and lake around me. It was fun to see how excited the camera crew got about the littlest things around our homes. The gardens on the docks and other creative artwork here and there added such vibrancy to the story they were trying to tell. Such an outstanding community of neighbors that care about each other and all share the common bond of loving the water.
As newer folks move in and others move off the dock, the character and mood changes at times, but overall the spirit stays the same. I was asked a lot about gentrification of the neighborhood and how that had affected the docks, but it all keeps going back to the common bond that we all share – old or young, rich or poor. We all love the water. It was such a pleasure to show off our incredible neighborhood! I got to tour them through our listings, too! Could not have done it without the support of Molly Cartwright and Steve Brown. Thank you!
If you are interested in seeing the floating homes that they toured or anything on the market, please let us know. Molly and I are happy to show you some great spots. I can’t guarantee that I can get Captain Steve back, but should have the Duffy up and rolling again soon! Please feel free to call/text us at 206-850-8841 Currently there are 12 floating homes on the market which range in list price from $599,000 to $3,700,000. There is literally something for everyone if you want to be one of the lucky roughly 517 who live in a floating home on the lake. You can see all homes on the market here: Seattle Floating Homes For Sale
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