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Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Houseboats of Sausalito! EIGHT floating house/home gems!

Which one is YOUR favorite?? 
All photos taken by Derek "Deek" Diedricksen
I recently was out in Sausalito, CA to shoot some footage for part of an upcoming video I'm working on for my youtube channel "RelaxshacksDOTcom" (please subscribe at and check out my 60+ videos), and while the video won't be done for awhile, because of time and funding, here are a few (Round One) still photos I took.
    If you ever have the chance to check out this area- DO SO- the people are friendly, the houses are gorgeous, and Muir Woods (amazing!) is right nearby!

Some of these photos, along with hundreds of others I've been taken, might eventually be in my upcoming book, a follow-up to "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks". If you have photos of tiny houses, forts, sheds, shacks, or tree houses that YOU have taken, or built- send them to kidcedar at gmail dot com- they just may end up (with full credit) in that book....

More to come!

The smallest "houseboat" of them all, from my book, "Humble Homes, Simple Shacks"

ABOVE- two of my favorite houseboat books too!

-Derek "Deek" Diedricksen


  1. None of them - high maintenance costs!

  2. Little should mean affordable, accessible, durable, usable.

    1. While I mostly agree, to be fair, that is your/our interpretation of it- for those wanting to live ON the water, unfortunately, it comes with a price- always has. I LOVE houseboats, but when push comes to shove, aside from not being able to afford one, I'm not sure I'd really go that route with out some serious evaluation. Anyway, while these aren't affordable (although occasionally some are), they are durable, and useable, so there's no cause to write them off so quickly- there are many great self-built plans out there as well!

  3. I think these are beautiful and I would love to live in any of them!! I would love to live on the water and have actually been considering something like this! I would prefer something between 800-1000 square feet and that could be used to travel along the coastline!!

  4. I love that second one and the blue one with the eye-shaped window!

  5. I vote for the second one, Tranquility Base, too!
    - Mili

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