Map of Docks - Here is
a map (PDF) of the Floating Homes Docks
of Kappas & Waldo Point Harbor. To download a PDF, you
will need Adobe
Harbor Contact List
Home Association Pacific-Canada
Tide Charts - are you up, or are you down?
CBS Channel 5 “Eye on the Bay” recently featured Floating Homes on their
show. Here is a link to the episode titled “Alternative Housing”.
Eye on the Bay episode
What is a Floating Home?
A "Floating Home" is a legally-permitted
structure, with no means of self-propulsion, which occupies
a permanent berth and is subject to property taxes. It complies
with all applicable codes and is connected to all utilities
and services, including water, sewage, electricity, gas, telephone,
and cable television. Floating home marinas are privately
owned and charge homeowners monthly berthage fees.
||Our communities evolved from the free-spirited
artists, shipbuilders and writers who lived aboard the
arks and the various types of boats which were informally
anchored in San Francisco Bay beginning in the 1800's.
By contrast, today's floating home communities
are structured and highly-regulated
Floating Homes Tour
The FHA conducts a tour of
our community, once each year, and invite your participation.
You will have an opportunity to view a representative
sampling of open homes, and learn more about the residents
and the environment.
FLOATING HOME RELATED BOOK LIST
At the Waters Edge, Muskokas Boathouses
by John de Visser and Judy Ross
While not truly about houseboats or floating homes, this is
a beautiful photo journalistic view of living on the water
in refurbished boathouses.
The Boston Mills Press- Ontario, Canada 1993
ISBN 1-55046-082-x (hardcover)
HOUSE BOATS, Living on the Water
Around the World
by Mark Gabor
Again dated, this book provides a pictorial history of houseboats
in Seattle, California, Florida, Louisiana, Hong Kong, Thailand,
Kashmir, France, England, Holland,Turkey and Italy. Numerous
color photos of boats make up the majority of the books contents.
Ballantine Books-New York 1979
ISBN 0-345-27312-5 (hardcover)
ISBN 0-345-28117-9 (paperback)
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 77-6136
HOUSEBOAT, Reflection of North Americas Floating
Homes...History, Architecture, and Lifestyles
by Ben Dennis & Betsy Case
Although dated, this book gives a history of houseboats in
both Seattle and San Francisco Bay. Photos of boats in both
areas make up the majority of the books contents.
Smugglers Cove Publishing 1977
ISBN 0-918484-00-6 (hardcover)
ISBN 0-918484-01-4 (paperback)
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 77-2404
PRODIGAL LOGIC: A Ray Gabriel Floating Home Mystery
by Paul Petrucci
Experience the floating home community from a different, more
sinister angle! In this mystery novel, protagonist Ray Gabriel
only lives and works from his floating home on Portage Bay
Seattle -- he investigates murders. The computer entrepreneur
building a smart computer program, named Sherlock-in-a-Box,
unravel mysteries. Unfortunately, a bug could mean murder....
for more information.
Booklocker- Bangor, Maine 2002
ISBN 1-59113-112-X (hardcover)
Available through http://www.booklocker.com
WATERHOUSES, the romantic alternative
by Ferenc Maté
The personal story of building and living on a houseboat.
Primarily made up of color photos of boats in Seattle, San
Francisco, Amsterdam, London, Vancouver, and backwaters.
Albatross Publishing House - Vancouver, BC 1977
ISBN 0-920256-01-5 (hardcover)
Water Squatters, The Houseboat Lifestyle
by Beverly Dubin
A documentary of handmade houses afloat, with photographs
mainly from Sausalito, Seattle, the Sacramento Delta, and
foreign lands, with information on marinas, galley recipes
featuring houseboat soup, how to cope with children and animals
aboard, remembering that it all began with Noah. Photos are
in black & white.
Capra Press - Santa Barbara 1975
Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 75-6693