Postcard from Seattle: Lake Union Floating Homes

Postcard floating homes on Seattle Lake Union

Postcard from Seattle: Lake Union Floating Homes

Postcard floating homes on Seattle Lake Union

Some of the hundreds of floating homes (don’t call them houseboats) on Seattle’s Lake Union.  Permits are limited, space is at a premium, and these homes go for hundreds (and hundreds) of thousands of dollars.


Mary Jo Manzanares is a traveler, travel blogger, and podcaster. In addition to her blog, Traveling with MJ, she hosts the Where Else to Go podcast, and is the founder and the editor-in-chief of The Traveler’s Way, an online travel magazine. Her travel ethos is value luxury - luxury for real people - and her goal is to help travelers know when to splurge and when to save. Mary Jo has been a speaker at various industry events around the world. When she’s not traveling, Mary Jo likes lingering over a cup of coffee, wandering in a museum, sipping wine at a cafe, and sharing it all with friends and readers. Her most recent travels were to Stockholm, a Baltic cruise, and Universal Orlando Resort.

2 Responses to “Postcard from Seattle: Lake Union Floating Homes”

  1. July 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

    Why cant you call them houseboats?

    • July 1, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

      Because they aren’t boats. A houseboat is a boat that’s been turned into a house. These are houses that float with nothing resembling a boat. Except for maybe that dinghy in the side.

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