Floats and Information


The first thing potential buyers of floating homes in Portland want to know is, ‘what about the float?’  Buyers of floating homes have done a bit of research,…

January 2, 2018


HAPPY 2018! The floating home market looks like it will be strong again this year! Inventory was very low in 2017, so floating homes that were priced correctly…

January 2, 2018

Portland Rowing Club

Just Sold this cottage at Portland Rowing Club! Wow…that was cool. This cottage has a front row view, plus a tender house and a mid-way swim float. Portland…

October 6, 2016

Rare Find in Channel Island Moorage

Rare find in Channel Island Moorage! This large waterfront floating home near Sauvie Island,  is an original design and build by Marc Even Construction, one of the premiere floating…

May 31, 2016

Front Slip in Tomahawk Moorage on Hayden Island

Rare opportunity to buy a Front Slip in Tomahawk Moorage. Super cute 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom floating home with solid float (rated with no repairs in 2014). Dock…

January 5, 2016

Floating homes can move

 Have you ever seen a large floating home leaving for a new home? This video captured the excitement! Floating homes can move!   This home was moored at Tomahawk…

June 10, 2015

Quirky Floating Home with Slip Ownership

This is a super cute, super quirky floating cottage located in Tomahawk Moorage. The sellers really enjoyed living here but now they have two active babies so they…

October 19, 2013

Awesome Floating Home With Slip For Sale

Wow. This is an awesome floating home for sale  in an even more awesome location! This floating home is located in Tomahawk Moorage, right at the bottom of…

October 15, 2013

OH NO! The float needs a total rebuild!

 Now what do you do? You have found the perfect floating home; you have ordered a float survey (hey, it’s still floating isn’t it? How bad can it…

October 3, 2013

More on Houseboat Floats

 This is a picture of a major float repair during construction. This house is quite large, and even though it is older and somewhat dated it is a premium…

June 20, 2012

Floating Foundations Basic

Tango Most people wonder what makes a floating home stay afloat? And believe me, the float of a floating home is the one thing that makes buyers….and sellers….nervous!…

June 19, 2012

Floating Home Log Floats

 One type of floating home foundation would be a log and stringer float. These floats support and stabilize the floating home. They have a life of about 40…

May 24, 2012

Floating Homes | euromaxx – YouTube

Floating Homes | euromaxx – YouTube.  Great Video about floating homes in Europe. Very different from our Portland Floating Home Community!

April 11, 2012

Channel Island Moorage for Floating Homes

Channel Island Floating Home Community is a special moorage on the Multnomah Channel. What makes this moorage special is that it has only 18 homes, and all of…

September 23, 2011

Floating Home Moorages in Portland

Tomahawk Floating Home Community is located on Hayden Island / Jantzen Beach. The moorage is one of the best moorages in Portland because it offers some great amenities….

September 20, 2011

Christmas Season in the Floating Homes

Best tidings to all of you! The Christmas Ships have paraded past our floating home in North Portland Harbor, the moorage was decorated to a fare thee well…..brilliant…

January 3, 2011

Remodel in the Floating Home

I just found this cool site for buying discounted stuff for your home remodel. The deals will work well in either floating or traditional land homes.Check out the…

November 2, 2010

Floating Home Log Floats

Floating homes are built on foundations called floats. There are several ways to construct a float. The original way might have been to build the home on top…

October 28, 2010

Finally Floating Home Mortgages with Good Rates

I am not complaining!! Banner Bank finally responded to floating home Brokers to re evaluate their mortgage rates and terms! This may loosen up the market for fabulous…

October 14, 2010

New Neighbors for Hayden Island

Wow! Look who moved in to the East end of Hayden Island! The beautiful pair of Bald Eagles was noticed by me when we returned from a day…

March 12, 2010