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Cottage style houseboat in Sausilito

Marjorie Wallace

Lacey, United States

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This houseboat in Sausalito was a delight to the eyes in this beautiful aqua colour and how beautifully maintained it is. I fell in love with it the moment I set eyes on it last June while I was visiting a dear old friend that I have known since grade school days.

(The following is from WIKIPEDIA)
A houseboat is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a human dwelling. Some houseboats are not motorized, because they are usually moored, kept stationary at a fixed point and often tethered to land to provide utilities. However, many are capable of operation under their own power.
Sausilito, California also has one of the most noted collections of float homes that were owned at various times by the likes of famous musicians, film stars, authors, and other notables, from the hippie era until even today. Like many areas where float homes have taken hold, battles have brewed between float home owners, local and state government, and the local establishment (which includes land-based home owners). Float home owners had fought established land-based tax schemes whereby float home owners sought relief from real estate taxes. The state won the battle with the shadow tax allowing the state to make the case that property beneath the float home was improved by the shadow the float home cast upon the bottom.

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