Floating homes have magical appeal

Published online: Sep 21, 2009 News
Viewed 324 time(s)

Whether you call them floating homes or houseboats, the residences on Richardson Bay have a wonderfully magical, and worldwide appeal.

Marin is lucky to have a number of communities with floating homes and one of the most celebrated collections is in Sausalito.

The houseboats which number in the hundreds, range from simple cottages to rather ornate domiciles. Residents run the gamut from water lovers to celebrities. In fact, singer Otis Redding composed the hit 60s pop song Sitting By The Dock Of The Bay while living on a Sausalito houseboat in 1967.

If you were ever curious about what it's like to live on top of the water, now's your chance to find out.

Click here to read more, and view more photos of the floating homes.

(Photos in this story were provided by FHA and were taken by floating home resident, Ric Miller.)

You May Also Be Interested In...

March 25, 2015

Restored To Her Glory

If you’re interested in restoration stories, you don’t want to miss this one—which involves a little history lesson to boot.
March 19, 2015

Why You Should Keep Your Smoke Alarms Up To Date

If you want to hear a good argument for keeping your smoke alarms up to date onboard, check out this man’s story according to Cambridge News.
March 11, 2015

Unmanned Houseboat Drifts 165 Miles

You’ve heard of runaway dogs, but have you ever heard of a runaway houseboat?
March 04, 2015

Lake Norris Update: Twin Cove Marina Is Seeing Great Progress

In an admiral show of resilience and dedication, the heavy winter damage at Twin Cove Marina, Carryville, Tenn., is already being tackled by cleanup crews.
February 24, 2015

Norris Lake Boats Suffer Severe Winter Damage

We have sad news—several boats and docks collapsed under the fury of a winter storm in the Norris Lake, Campbell County, Tenn., area this Saturday.
February 18, 2015

Houseboating Opportunities In India

The Times of India brings word that the District Tourism Promotion Council (DTPC) is investigating the possibilities of promoting houseboating in Kochi,a major port city...
Follow us on Facebook!   Follow us on Instagram!   Follow us on Pinterest!   Follow us on YouTube!