Revel in a Unique 2 Bedroom Floating Home's Incomparable Dining Room

This unique two bedroom float home located in Seattle, Washington is no longer available, but there are plenty of other small house designs to look at in the area. Imagine living in a floating home in a dynamic city such as Seattle. Float home small house designs are just one of the unique small house plans that you might consider when looking for a home. You will want to take a look at the real estate site, to see what other unique small house plans are available. The floating homes of Seattle were first built to house the workers of the logging camps. The floating small house designs were crude, one-story buildings that were built on rafts to follow the logs down the rivers. Then later, in the 1920s some floating small cottage homes were built as summer homes for the wealthy staying on Lake Washington. On the Lake Union, floating small house designs were built as permanent homes for families of men who lived from the water. These floating small house designs were used by the boatmakers, the fishermen, and the few bootleggers and other questionable types. The floating small house designs of the 1920s are the classics, and these tiny floating homes were characterized by the rounded sprung roofs and built with the craftsmanship of the boat worker.

The real boom of the floating unique small house plans started in the 1930s when people, who were desperate to find cheap places to live, collected old cedar logs and debris that was floating around the lakes and built themselves temporary places to last out the depression. The vast majority of the historic floating small cottage homes that are still floating around today are from this period. By the late 1930s there were over 2000 of the floating homes. With the end of the depression, the people who were living in the tiny floating homes changed. The poor of the 1930s began to move away and were later replaced by a Bohemian type crowd, who were pursuing their life without and with little tolerance of either the government intervention or the usual social conventions. These tiny houseboat homeowners were later joined by students. These tiny floating homes were eventually replaced by over-the-water apartments and businesses. And government projects were encouraged to build wherever there were houseboat docks.

This is how the Seattle Floating Homes Association was founded. As the tiny house designs dwindled to less than 1000 floating houses, the houseboaters began to fight back. And they fought back to the complaint that the tiny homes were a health hazard because of the lack of sewerage, and the people responded with a program of helping to build sewers and connecting to them. And with the attempts to destroy the floating houseboats for government projects, the Floating Home Association responded by lending the dock owners money and forcefully lobbying the City Council to then ease restrictions to extend the docks.

By the late 1960s there were other fights that had resulted in the legal requirements that the government also pay fair market value for the condemned housing, and the tiny floating homeowners were threatened to try to enforce these rules for the houseboats too. In the meantime the colorful character of the floating houseboats had caught the attention of architects and, to everyones surprise, the architects started to build new houseboats. These new floating houseboats were not built on log rafts but on floats that were built of cement and Styrofoam. In the early 1970s there were two new threats that loomed before the floating houseboat community. This small house design was originally on the Cooper Jacobs Real Estate Group site. On the site, you will find all sorts of Seattle real estate for sale. **

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