Seattle’s houseboats

Seattle houseboats

Took a rowboat out across Seattle’s Lake Union to photograph its houseboats (in the US they call these structures floating homes). Verandahs, large windows, solar panels and bright colours are popular but generally there’s little homogeneity in their design. There are certainly some vivid imaginations at work, as in this home with its own totem pole and sculptures of geckos, horses and sea horses.

Seattle houseboat with totem pole

The rowboat was on loan from the Center for Wooden Boats. I went back to the lake the following week with Tuba who was also attending the nonprofit technology conference. It was a lot windier, fewer boats were sailing and getting the boat back to the center was far trickier, even with two of us rowing.

Rowing boat and Seattle houseboats

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