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 2: The art of the floating home sale.) They sink, they tip over, they float into the next state – and that's just the beginning. Insuring conventional homes is tricky, but that's nothing compared to floating homes, according to an insur...
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