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39 Floating Homes in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver (Photos)

39 floating homes in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver. Washington, Oregon and British Columbia are the floating home hotspots. Photo gallery here.
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Large modern floating homes in False Creek, Vancouver B.C.

Floating homes in North America are typically found in the Northwest – Portland, Seattle, Vancouver and Victoria.  In Europe, floating homes are canal boats.  In the Northwest, floating homes are regular home structures on floating raft-like platforms.

Many floating houses are an eclectic style incorporating bright color schemes and unusual home designs – but then they’re unusual to start with given they float.  Most floating houses are situated in floating home communities connected with a network of docks and waterways.  Many people who live in such homes walk or boat to work in the downtown area in which the homes are typically located.

Our picture gallery features floating homes in Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Victoria and other places.  Click the following Table of Contents to check out the homes in various locations.

Related: 84 Luxury Yacht Interiors (Photos)

Table of Contents


Seattle Floating Homes

Floating homes in Seattle, Washington. The Home on the left was in the movie Sleepless in Seattle

Floating homes in Seattle, Washington. The Home on the left was in the movie Sleepless in Seattle

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Close-up of the floating home in Seattle that was featured in the movie Sleepless in Seattle

Close-up of the floating home in Seattle that was featured in the movie Sleepless in Seattle.

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Large floating homes on Lake Union in Seattle, WA

Large floating homes on Lake Union in Seattle, WA


Floating homes in Portage Bay, Seattle, WA

Floating homes in Portage Bay, Seattle, WA. Source: Wonderlane

Large 2-story floating home in Seattle, Washington.

Large 2-story floating home in Seattle, Washington. Source: Jeff Croft

Contemporary floating homes in Seattle, WA

Contemporary floating homes in Seattle, WA. Source: KeithBurtis

 

 

Floating homes under a bridge in Seattle, Washington

Floating homes under a bridge in Seattle, Washington. Source: Zachary Chant


 

 

Floating home neighborhood in Lake Washington, WA

Floating home neighborhood in Lake Washington, WA. Source: hairryeggg

Floating houses in Lake Union, Washington State

Floating houses in Lake Union, Washington State. Source: Cliff1066

Portland Floating Homes

Minimal landscaping needs can be another selling point for those looking for a veritable ‘home on the sea’.

Floating home neighborhood in Portland, Oregon

Floating home neighborhood in Portland, Oregon

Floating homes in Portland, OR

Floating homes in Portland, OR. Homes have slide off boat dock.


2-story green floating home in Portland, Oregon

2-story green floating home in Portland, Oregon

West Coast contemporary floating home with dock and boat in Portland, Oregon

West Coast contemporary floating home with dock and boat in Portland, Oregon

Vancouver Floating Homes

Vancouver is also home to a great many beach homes.

Floating homes next to Granville Island in False Creek, Vancouver, British Columbia

Floating homes next to Granville Island in False Creek, Vancouver, British Columbia. Source: Manny Hernandez

Luxury floating homes in False Creek in Vancouver, B.C.

Luxury floating homes in False Creek in Vancouver, B.C. Source: Lisa Beach650

Granville Island floating house neighborhood with water taxi

Granville Island floating house neighborhood with water taxi. Source: Sherwood411

West Coast floating house in False Creek downtown Vancouver, British Columbia

West Coast floating house in False Creek downtown Vancouver, British Columbia


Floating homes in False Creek, Vancouver, BC with water taxi

Floating homes in False Creek, Vancouver, BC with water taxi. Source: Curtis Cronn

Floating home in Coal Harbor, downtown Vancouver, British Columbia

Floating home in Coal Harbor, downtown Vancouver, British Columbia

Victoria Floating Homes

Take note of the unusual architecture and color schemes of these incredible homes.

Picture of a row of floating homes in Victoria, British Columbia

Picture of a row of floating homes in Victoria, British Columbia

Picture of 2 floating homes each with distinct design styles in Victoria, British Columbia

Picture of 2 floating homes each with distinct design styles in Victoria, British Columbia

Floating houses at Fisherman's Warf - Inner Harbor in Victoria, BC

Floating houses at Fisherman’s Warf – Inner Harbor in Victoria, BC

Floating houses at the edge of a floating home community in the Inner Harbor, Victoria, B.C.

Floating houses at the edge of a floating home community in the Inner Harbor, Victoria, B.C.


2 story green floating house at Fisherman's Wharf in Victoria, BC

2 story green floating house at Fisherman’s Wharf in Victoria, BC

Blue 2 story floating home with upper-level sun deck in Victoria, BC (inner harbor)

Blue 2 story floating home with upper-level sun deck in Victoria, BC (inner harbor)

Floating houses in Victoria, British Columbia

Floating houses in Victoria, British Columbia

Eclectic green floating home in Victoria, BC

Eclectic green floating home in Victoria, BC. Source: Holly BehemianDolls

2-story house boat with multiple decks in Victoria, B.C.

2-story house boat with multiple decks in Victoria, B.C. Source: Andrew Moor

Floating house neighborhood in Victoria, BC

Floating house neighborhood in Victoria, BC. Source: Jerry Bowley


Floating homes in Victoria, British Columbia

Floating homes in Victoria, British Columbia. Source: Jerry Bowley

Photo of a floating house neighborhood in Vicotria, BC

Photo of a floating house neighborhood in Vicotria, BC

Other

Two-story floating log home on large barge

Two-story floating log home on large barge

Small floating home with wrap-around deck that doubles as a boat dock

Small floating home with wrap-around deck that doubles as a boat dock

One-story floating canal boat home with wood exterior

One-story floating canal boat home with wood exterior

Entrance to floating home neighborhood

Entrance to floating home neighborhood

Close-up of purple 2-story floating home with dock and large sloping skylight

Close-up of purple 2-story floating home with dock and large sloping skylight

Contemporary floating home with attached dock

Contemporary floating home with attached dock

Grey and white 2 story floating home

Grey and white 2 story floating home. Source: Sherwood411

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