Seattle’s houseboat culture is unique as are the homes. It is not unusual to see a million dollar home floating right next to a tiny $200,000 studio. Residents say they are “watered” as opposed to grounded.
Located in the lively neighborhood of Zeeburg, this Holland vessel invites visitors to climb aboard and dive right in. Guests not only enjoy swimming in the harbor but also panoramic views from sunrise to sunset.
Designer Brian Patrick Flynn refurbished the living area of this 1975 houseboat by updating the original fiberglass sofas with nautical paint and reupholstering the cushions in brown indoor/outdoor Sunbrella fabric accented with white piping detail. A clear Lucite table with storage underneath gives the illusion of a bigger space. Miniature aluminum blinds allow for a view of the water, but provide privacy at night.
The owner of this houseboat is an architect who opens the upstairs studio to guests from all over the world; he also designed it. Some guests enjoy watching paddlers go by on the private deck while some dive right into the clean water below.
Before you go off the deep and decide to move the family onto a houseboat, why not get your toes wet first by renting one on Airbnb? This four-bedroom modern beauty floats in North Holland in the Netherlands just behind Olympic Stadium.