Seattle Houseboats: Creative & Part Of Nature

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SEattle houseboatsSeattle houseboat living is one of the most unique in Seattle

Are you a creative person looking for your perfect Seattle waterfront nest? 

As we go into the snowy winter this year, I wanted to share one of my favorite houseboat shots from this summer: 

The "Duck Lodge" floating raft is located on one of the Eastlake Seattle floating home docks and a great way to welcome in Seattle's nature.  This creative Seattle houseboater has made a duck house instead of a dog house on a floating raft attached to the float the home is on.

Lake Union Houseboats:  Living close to nature!

Ducks aren't the only nature a Seattle houseboat owner co-exists with.  Lake Union is a working lake with fish and fowl everywhere.Here is a peaceful guy.  For being right in the middle of the city, the banks of Eastlake are incredibly peaceful and a great place to land for Seattle waterfront homes! 

Seattle Houseboats Big Force In Keeping Lake Union Clean

In what seems like thinly veiled political agendas, the Seattle houseboat community has long been targeted as being potentially harmful environmentally over the years.  The truth of the matter is that Seattle houseboat owners have been a major force in cleaning up Lake Union so that we all can enjoy it.  One of the requirements for living on a floating home successfully is a fondness and care for the environment.Eastlake houseboat docks























 Seattle houseboats:  if you are interested in learning more about Seattle houseboats including floating homes or other Seattle waterfront living, please let us know.  We are happy to help you find your perfect spot!

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Seattle real estate has been a huge part of my life for well over a decade since I began my career in real estate,but also before that time when I was in the process of purchasing my own first home.  Buying your first home can be quite overwhelming,but I have managed to help many first time home buyers along the way.

Move up Seattle buyers and other types of specialized purchasing is a great passion of mine!  I love Seattle houseboats and you can find me down on the docks of Lake Union and Portage Bay several times a week.   Other aspects of Seattle real estate that I adore include Queen Anne Real Estate,Wallingford Real EstateBallard Real EstateGreen Lake Real EstateLaurelhurst Real EstateMagnolia Real Estate,andSeattle Waterfront Real Estate.

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Julie Booth
Fidelity National Title - Federal Way, WA
Keeping the parties informed of the escrow process

Hi Courtney, just another great example of the special qualities that is available in the Puget Sound area.  "Sleepless in Seattle" showcased that area very well, didn't it?

Nov 14, 2009 08:27 AM #1
Courtney Cooper
All Seattle Homes for Sale: - Seattle, WA

HI JUlie - I loved Sleepless in Seattle, too, but they weren't very good about geography in it as Tom Hanks apparently paddled form his SEattle houseboat on Lake Union to the Beaches of Alki in West SEattle (look at a map sometime and see that one - ha ha).  The movie definitely made houseboats popular, though:)  San Francisco has some amazing houseboat docks, too:)

Nov 14, 2009 08:30 AM #2
Jeani Codrey
RE/MAX Access - Garden Ridge, TX

That is cute!  I have watched some shows on HGTV where they are looking at House Boats and Floating Homes in the area and that is a really fascinating market!  I was intrigued by it.  Thanks for sharing!

Nov 14, 2009 08:31 AM #3
Courtney Cooper
All Seattle Homes for Sale: - Seattle, WA

HI Jeani - I would love to know what shows so I can add them to my collection:)  hmmm.  now I might have to go searching.


Julie - of course you know where West Seattle is - I meant look at a map and try to figure out how long that would take - LOL

Nov 14, 2009 08:32 AM #4
Melissa Brown
Helen Adams Realty - Charlotte, NC
Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

Hi Courtney,


I didn't even realize people still lived in houseboats anymore.  WOW!  What nice posts!  You do such a great job!

Nov 14, 2009 03:01 PM #5
Courtney Cooper
All Seattle Homes for Sale: - Seattle, WA

Hi Melissa!  Thanks! Congrats on being a Localism sponsor - another very smart decision.  Localism is so underappreciated:) but so valuable!

Nov 14, 2009 03:59 PM #6
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