No Houseboats In The Finger Lakes ?

We are all familiar with houseboats in Washington State , but after I saw this picture of a very small houseboat on a small lake North of Seattle, I began to wonder why we do not see houseboats on the Finger Lakes.    I have known people here and there that have lived on their boats in the Finger Lakes during the summer, but never have I seen boats made to be houses.  If I have missed some, please by all means let me know where these house boats are.

A friend of mine has a couple of boats on the Seneca/Cayuga River that he rents out during the summer.  But from what I remember, they are boats large enough to allow you to stay on them.

I love seeing all of the houseboats in their little neighborhoods in Seattle. 


Taken from an article at

Location: Seattle, Wash.
Price: $145,000
The Skinny: Bobbing in the waters of Lake Union, just to the north of downtown Seattle, this quaint little houseboat offers a different way of life for $145K. Of course, sharing this tiny escape from reality with anyone else might be next to impossible, but the petite quarters are certainly cute enough to keep one occupant happy. Located in a marina slip, the houseboat was rebuilt in 2005 and now has an updated stove, new under-counter fridge, and charming beadboard woodwork. The commercial-looking marina, guarded by a worn out chain-link fence, is completely bereft of curb appeal, but the novelty of living on the water might overcome any misgivings about the location, especially when downtown is just minutes away.

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