5 Fabulous Floating Homes Make a Splash on the Market


For seafaring souls, a floating home is the ultimate dream house.

Unlike houseboats, floating homes aren’t equipped with motors and they aren't intended to sail away. Instead, the delightful domiciles are permanently anchored along a dock.

The locales where the floating abodes are docked are some of the most scenic ever. Along with coastal views, the vacation-like spots offer easy access to water sports (like kayaking) right outside your door.

As with their land-based counterparts, these buoyant builds are connected to water, power, and internet. WFH? We'd rather WFW (work from water). Plus, most are also outfitted with stylish interiors.

Searching the high seas of listings, we've spotted five fabulous floating homes that have surfaced on the market. Let’s dive in!

41 E Pier, Sausalito, CA

Price: $1,435,000
Buoyant build:
Positioned at the end of the dock, this floating home offers gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais.

The three bedrooms and two full baths fit into 1,436 square feet of living space, and all feature windows. Details include a combined kitchen, family room, and dining area, and the second floor comes with a deck. The living space extends outside to a floating dock, from which you can launch watercraft. 

Sausalito, CA


2600 Fairview Ave E Slip 1, Seattle, WA

Price: $2.6 million
Buoyant build:
We cannot get enough of the chic interiors in this open floor plan.

This “rarely available” modern floating home offers 2,000 square feet of well-designed living space with water views from every room. There are three bedrooms, two boat slips, and two parking spaces.

Along with enjoying views from the roof deck, you can head to the lower deck to launch your kayak or just relax by the water. This fabulous home clearly resonated with buyers, as it's already pending sale.

Seattle, WA



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2915 NE Marine Dr Unit A17, Portland, OR

Price: $115,000
Buoyant build:
If you want to dip your toe into life in a floating home, consider this petite and affordable vacation home in Portland.

The “part-time weekender” home located at McCuddy's Marina features luxury furnishings throughout. The 375-square-foot abode has an open living and dining area, along with stainless-steel appliances and a counter with bar seating. There’s also one full bathroom, storage space, and a dock.

Portland, OR


535 NE Bridgeton Rd Slip 2, Portland, OR

Price: $319,000
Buoyant build:
If the mini maritime getaway above is too small for your tastes, feast your eyes on this full-time home, also in Portland, with 1,852 square feet of living space. The two-bedroom home features a bright and fully-equipped kitchen. The lovely living room has a fireplace and glass sliding doors that open to a deck.
The upper bedroom comes with a large, walk-in closet. A loft on the second floor opens to a patio that’s perfect for entertaining.

You can plan to park your boat on the dock right outside the back door. Other perks include proximity to the Island Cafe, just 5 minutes by boat, and summer fireworks shows nearby.

Portland, OR


2394 Mariner Square Dr Apt B3, Alameda, CA

Price: $769,000
Buoyant build:
This two-bedroom home offers 1,555 square feet of living space set on a concrete hull.

The two-story layout features an open floor plan with a combo living-dining area and galley kitchen. There's an additional room for use as an office or gym. Other details include oak floors, a skylight, and deck access.

The lower level houses the main bedroom, a bathroom with soaking tub, and a second bedroom. The location is close to shopping and the Oakland and Alameda Ferry.

Alameda, CA


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