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Monday, September 10, 2012

Houseboat Tour 2012

I always like to start by thanking all of you who take time to read my ramblings!  I truly appreciate it! I think today's post will be something you have rarely seen unless you live near water.  There is a fairly large community of folks in Seattle who live on houseboats. They seem to prefer to call them floating homes.  They live on floating docks much the way we live on streets.  Each dock is its own little community.  Every two years they have a tour of homes.  Seattle government  has given these little communities lots of trouble and much for the money spent on tickets for the tour goes to pay legal fees so they can keep their community. I hope you will find this interesting.

This is sort of a back alley.

Who says you can't have trees if you live on a floating home? Beautiful Japanese Maples.

 Here is your street.

A nice car!

 A street lamp on one of the docks.

If you have a second floor, you can spy on your neighbor.

 The docks are full of flowers so you can have a flower garden.  We also saw tomatoes and lettuce growing on a deck.

 Your houseboat can be built to look like a craftsman bungalow.

This might be the view from your porch.

If you enjoyed this, join me tomorrow.  I'm going to post photos of some of the prettiest houses.Hope you all have a great week!


  1. Loved the houseboat tour! Will be back for the prettiest homes! Reminds me of Sleepless in Seattle!

    Judy heartland stitcher

  2. I have been pestering my husband for YEARS to move on to a house boat/floating house. Well, as I am sure you can tell, we just aren't quite there yet. But I refuse to give up! Thanks for the tour/pics, they are just amazing!

  3. I loved the post today !! Can't wait to see tomorrow's post!! I love the houseboats.

  4. Enjoyed your photos. We took a Seattle Ducks tour that took us on Lake Union and it was fun to see the houseboats. Looks like a fun way to live!

  5. Oh, those are too cool!
    Thanks for the tour, and I can't wait for tomorrow!

  6. we rented a houseboat whenever we traveled to seattle. we loved sleeping on lake union. i miss that place!

  7. Very cool. Thanks for sharing this!