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550 Sq. Ft. Houseboat in Seattle for sale (sold)

Thought you might want to check out this 550 sq. ft. houseboat in Seattle. (sold)

It’s in a community of boat homes in Seattle and measures 32.6′ x 12.5′.

It was built in 1986 and is on a flat, fiberglass hull.

Inside you’ll find a sleeping loft, living room, kitchen and bathroom.

Simple Living in a Houseboat?


I encourage you to enjoy the full tour and the for sale info below in case you’re interested:

Boat Living Community in Seattle


Entrance with Dining Area







To the Living Room




Loft Bedroom







This housebarge is available for purchase right now at an asking price of $299,000. I hear Seattle is pricey. Anyway even though it’s really expensive I still hope you enjoyed looking at it.

More info on it is right here: http://search.idxnw.com/flyer.html?id=10049850&ln=449054&address=MLS-449054-2143-N-Northlake-Wy-Seattle-WA-98103 (sold)

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  • Clyde Jenkins February 3, 2014, 1:18 pm

    This houseboat is expensive for several reasons. One — it’s built on a boat. No it’s not a go-anywhere boat, but it has to float and have a bilge pump. It’s a lot cheaper to pour concrete than to build a floating foundation.

    Two — The dwelling comes with a condominium slip. The location (Lake Union) is prime real estate in the Seattle area. There are two other listings on the same site for just a slip — one is listed for $89,000 and the other for $115,000.

    Three — It might be a bit overpriced. The listing says it has been on the market for 352 days.

  • TomLeeM February 3, 2014, 9:28 pm

    I think that would make an excellent pad for this bachelor. I really like it.

  • Kris February 4, 2014, 12:58 am

    I’m wondering how it’s classed. Is it really a house boat or a live aboard boat? They are treated and taxed way different there from research I’ve done. Live aboard boats are allot cheaper in my understanding. They have a one time tax like a vehicle where a house boat is treated like a real house and you pay a yearly property tax.

  • T Bodimer February 4, 2014, 4:25 am

    for the price i could buy a house on land and a 2 car garage!

  • nina February 6, 2014, 8:16 pm

    It is way overpriced even for it’s location, for that amount of money i would expect the house to also be fully renovated and not look like something from the 60’s.

  • Ford February 8, 2014, 4:11 am

    It’s not really a bad price for a boat with a permanent location. One of the problems live-aboards have faced on Lake Union is losing their spot due to changing regulations eliminating the ability to live on their boat. Owning the spot outright is the best way around that. The other two spots for sale in the marina might not be zoned for living in the boat.

    To put our real estate market into perspective, two weeks ago my co-worker was trying to buy a house on Queen Anne, found one they liked, but 22 others bid on it and what started at 500k went for 650k, all cash, meaning it went for $276 a square foot. If a home is for sale for more than 10 days in Seattle, there is something wrong with it. Makes me so happy I bought my small home back in 1999 and could fit 3 more tiny homes in my backyard, next to the one that is there.

  • robert henry February 24, 2014, 11:08 pm

    looking for house boat to trailer I make micro [motor cycle sleeper] but love the water wife and my self if you could lead me to a sight where they might be for sale thanks

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