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    Quote Originally Posted by olivia View Post
    This isn't really a boat, is it? It's more a house that sits on water but doesn't have an engine or moves anywhere. It doesn't matter, because it's really cool.
    you are correct. this is what we call a 'floating home'. there are bunches of floating home communities here. bascially, it is a small house built on a dock on the water. the house will not sail or move.

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    I like it.

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    To me, houseboats are nothing more than trailers, but set on water. Do I like then..yes, do I envy some of them..yes, but come on it's a trailer on the water.

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    Oh man do I love this! Hand it over! [since I can't possibly pay for it]

    Quote Originally Posted by olivia View Post
    This isn't really a boat, is it? It's more a house that sits on water but doesn't have an engine or moves anywhere. It doesn't matter, because it's really cool.
    Some houseboats are outfitted with an engine so you can move it or travel. We used to have a small 2 bedroom houseboat before Katrina but it was stationary. [When my in-laws still owned the boat it ended up in a scene in a Michael Madsen movie that was filmed down here.]

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    Yup. From what they said in the article, though, I think it moved once upon a time. Then when they rescued the old thing from that creek and restored it, they built the ground level and anchored the boat to it permanently. Sort of a pity....
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    Thanks Kathy, I thought I was missing the point.

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    I want this so much, even though I know I'd be eaten alive by midges every night!
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    I really like it, with the exception of that statue in the kitchen/breakfast nook area.

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    Gimme!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoogsBun View Post
    To me, houseboats are nothing more than trailers, but set on water. Do I like then..yes, do I envy some of them..yes, but come on it's a trailer on the water.
    i never thought of it that way. i think the people who live on floating homes here would disagree with you, though. the people i know who live on a floating home did it because they love the water and the small communities of floating homes form a different kind of bond than do people who live in houses on the street. also, given that property values here are pretty high - think 1mill+ for a 1200sq ft home - living on a floating home can be a cost savings.

    there is only one trailer park community that i know of in southern marin (am not familiar with any in SF) and given what it looks like, i would rather live on a floating home in sausalito or larkspur any day.

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