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  • Reply Lynne H. January 28, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Oh my!! It’s gorgeous!!

  • Reply Deb February 3, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    So well done! Gorgeous!

  • Reply Dorothy February 3, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Oh, if I were rich this is something I would spend my money on—-not a silly McMansion.

  • Reply Lisa E. February 3, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    Sorry, but to me this qualifies as a floating McMansion. I bet the cost to buy, own and operate this dream is mind (and wallet) bending. Frankly, I fail to see how bloated living like this fits in with the TH philosophy. It’s lovely, no doubt but…

    • Reply Sara February 4, 2015 at 12:07 am

      I think it’s important to remember that this is a “Small” house, not a “Tiny” one. And, while it can sometimes be more expensive to live on a floating home, for some people it’s very important. Growing up I was the youngest in a family of six and we lived in a large home in the Kansas City area, but our family time was to boat on weekends from Easter until Thanksgiving (and sometimes a pre-Christmas trip). These times were so very special because we were all together on a 38 ft vintage Chris Craft. We love the water and the life we had on it. When I was 13 and my siblings were all out of high school my parents asked me if I’d like to live at the lake…well, heck yes! But, my parents didn’t want to move to the lake and not have it be the wonderful experience and live that we loved (as we’d seen other families do). So, we lived on a 45 vintage Chris Craft for a year, just my mom, dad and I while our waterhouse was built (a small home with a utility room and a screened in porch on the lower level and a one bedroom/one bath plus loft for sleeping) It was a very special place for our whole family. When you want to live on the water, then being “on” the water is the way to go. I feel very blessed to have lived there and enjoy the life it offered. My parents eventually had to sell it because their age prohibited them for caring for it, especially in the winter. For some people it’s the beach, for others the mountains or the woods or the city. For water people, there is nothing like a floating home even if it does cost a bit more.

      • Reply Pat Boice February 4, 2015 at 1:57 am

        Wonderful story, Sara. Thank you!

      • Reply Elisa February 4, 2015 at 4:14 pm

        Sara, I am with you. I would love to live in a floating home!

  • Reply Sara February 4, 2015 at 12:09 am

    This is a lovely floating small home! Love all the windows and light they let in. And I love Seattle! It’s decorated so tastefully and has a great kitchen.

  • Reply Shirley June 25, 2015 at 1:30 am

    I lived in Seattle for 33 years, 30 of them on the hill overlooking the ship canal which leads from Puget Sound into Lake Union where the floating homes “live”– I ALWAYS longed for the $$$ to buy one of those little houses. Never got it. Now I live in Central California aka Drought Land currently. Sigh. The only thing bad about living there was the mid winter dark. But if I had been on the water…

  • Reply Gigi January 26, 2016 at 5:57 am

    This is my dream house, with slight modifications on the kitchen/study. But otherwise, almost perfect. This may be a floating home, situated in Seattle which of course, jacks up the price. But I don’t see how this can’t be done in another location with good views, even in the middle of big trees. It isn’t tiny but it also isn’t a “big small home”. It’s a comfy size.

  • Reply Meeow February 11, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Gorgeous view!

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