Characters from "Sleepless in Seattle" aren't the only ones who can afford to live in a floating home. Depending on where you're looking to buy, a property perched right on the water can cost less than $100,000 or upward of $1 million.
On the East Coast, floating homes are rarer, but a few are currently on the market in New York and Georgia. On the West Coast -- especially in the Northwest -- they come in all shapes and sizes at a variety of price points.
Floating Homes for Sale Across America
Floating Homes for Sale Across U.S., at Every Income Level
A barge-style floating home in Seaford Harbor Marina is for sale with incredible bay views. The property includes 1 bedroom, 2 baths, a big kitchen with a center island, lounge area, an upper deck and two lower docks.
This Hayden Island property is suited for a family with 3 bedrooms, 3 baths and an open-concept kitchen and living room. While the floating construction doesn’t provide land for growing a garden, the side of the house showcases a beautiful assortment of potted plants and flowers.
“Harbor Village is as close to the lake as you can get,” the description for this listing states. A three-bedroom, two-bath unit in the new floating development features hardwoods, granite countertops, a covered patio and boat slip.
This white floating home is part of a private, gated community with restaurants and other shared amenities within walking distance. According to the listing description, the interior has been renovated, showing off knotty-pine details, a large, open kitchen, great room and bar.
With a “Life is Better at the Lake” sign greeting visitors and a paddle board ready for use, this listing advertises a “Tommy Bahama lifestyle on Lake Union.” The interior shows off a large family room and contemporary finishes, while a rooftop deck is ready for soaking in views of the Seattle skyline.
With unobstructed views of Richardson Bay and Mount Tamalpais from the master suite, this Sausalito stunner is nicknamed “Almost Heaven.” The floating home was recently remodeled from top to bottom with hardwood floors, built-ins and other charming accents.
Adorned with lights, this Northwest floating home was designed with outdoor entertaining in mind. Covered boat storage and garage-door walls are also fun features of this property located on the Columbia River across from McGuire Island.
Built by a pediatrician and her retired naval officer husband, The Dreadnaught has a prime location on an arm of the San Francisco Bay. The downtown skyscrapers can be seen from its main level, while an upper deck also shows off views of Mount Tamalpais and the Coast Ranges.
Seattle living at its best, this luxury floating home is located on the largest floating dock in Roanoke Reef. It spans multiple levels with large walls of glass to take in views of the city, Gas Works Park and the Aurora Bridge.