In this three-part series, Inman News examines floating homes, the lifestyle, the structures themselves, what's different and what's the same about living in these peculiar dwellings. The unique lifestyle aboard water-bound homes has been glamorized in Hollywood films and also stigmatized as radical and non-conformist. Today, floating-home communities have emerged as luxurious retreats from crowded cities and bland subdivisions while maintaining a tight-knit, bohemian crew of residents. (See Part 1: Waterfront real estate to the extreme and Part 3: Homes subject to raft of risks.) Realtor Rick Minor lives the busy life of a real estate agent and business owner, yet feels like he's on vacation everyday. He can be seen escorting prospective home buyers around Seattle's Lake Union in hi...
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