We continued to be tourists and soon discovered that the best way to fulfill this role was by riding "The Duck"--a WWII amphibious landing craft. This special 2-for-1 mode of transportation took us both through the bustling streets of Seattle and within the channels of water that surround the city. We may have looked ridiculous as we were wildly clapping our hands and singing along to the blaring music, but we had a great time taking in the sights and sounds of this vibrant city while doing so.
We learned that in order to qualify as a "house boat," the structure must have some sort of engine. On the flip side, a "floating house" is just that--a house that floats. The best aspect of these alternative methods of living is that there are no property taxes since they are literally floating on public property. Considering Seattle's real estate market, these homes are much more affordable and, often times, may have the best view at sea level.