Seattle houseboats offer a unique lifestyle choice for home buyers in Seattle. With only 500 houseboats available, the market is limited and only a few houseboats are listed on the Seattle MLS at any given time. Houseboat prices range from a few hundred thousand to millions of dollars, depending on size and location. Houseboats located at the end of the docks usually command higher prices, as they have better views and proximity to life on Seattle’s waterfront.
Seattle houseboats are mostly located on Lake Union and Portage Bay. Some houseboats are actually barges converted for living, and are sold as cars and boats are, without a mortgage. Most of the houseboats are small in size, and located on shared docks, some of which are owned by co-ops.