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Tiny Homes That Float: Life On The Water

What if you could literally live on the water? That’s exactly what you get with these floating homes and houseboats.A houseboat can leave the dock under power and is a seaworthy vessel. A floating home is essentially a structure built atop a floating platform.No front yard? No problem! Container gardens and houseboats are a match made in heaven.

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The two-story home includes vaulted ceilings, skylights, a solarium, a built-in bookcase and awasher and dryer, packed into 600-square feet, sitting atop plastic floats on Capron’s Landing Warbass Way Marina. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, most Americans live in a home between 1,000 and 1,499 square feet.

Wendy Beckler’s home doesn’t just have a waterfront view – it has a waterfront yard.Floating homes are no longer legal under Washington State Administrative Code, but Beckler’s home is one of three on the islands built before the law and grandfathered in.


See what it’s like to live in a floating home and houseboat. Whether you’re enjoying a seal in your backyard or battening down the hatches for a storm, this tiny living experience is truly unique.As you enter this wonderful floating home you are transported to vacation tranquility. Water laps the side of the floating home, fish swim nearby, Blue Herons soar gracefully, as the Ferry pulls in slowly to its landing.