Seattle Houseboats

Seattle Houseboat Neighborhood.

Seattle is noted for it’s neighborhood of Houseboats. These are truly floating homes that are moored on Lake Union with outrageous views of downtown.

Seattle is noted for it’s neighborhood of Houseboats. These are truly floating homes that are moored on Lake Union with outrageous views of downtown. Because Seattle is built around hills and lakes, which Puget Sound occupying the west of the city, innovative folks started building “floating houses” decades ago. Most have been renovated and sell for about the same as a “stick built” house in the area. In case Seattle Houseboat 1Brought To You By; Mt. Rainier Video:

you’re wondering, passing boats are limited to about 5 knots to keep wake to a minimum. Also, from time to time, the city has to stop passage in the nearby locks because the water level for the lake is below a safe level for the “floating houses”.seattle Houseboat 2

 

 

 

 

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