Floating Homes Tour 2016 – WE’RE SOLD OUT

Advance registration for the 2016 Floating Homes Tour is now closed.  WE ARE SOLD OUT. A limited number of tickets will be available on tour day – Saturday, September 24 – at $60 each.  Park at Gateway Center and take a free shuttle to Kappas Marina to purchase your tickets. Read more

Floating in Sausalito – another perfectly beautiful day

  In 2013, two Swedes—journalist Lars Åberg and photographer Lars Strandberg—spent time in Sausalito collecting their impressions of our floating home community. The result, Floating in Sausalito, written in English and released earlier this year by the German publisher Kerber Verlag, is now available in the US. Short-listed in the book category for the Swedish... Read more

Unsung Heroes of the Floating Homes Community

  On Sunday afternoon, September 18, the weather complied and the drinks flowed as an exceptionally large crowd gathered for a traditional Issaquah “Dock Alert” to bid two longtime residents farewell. Ric Miller and partner, Malia Daily, are moving to live in Palm Springs, wander the southwest deserts, and sample life... Read more

Board Meeting Notes – August 15, 2016

To keep everyone up to date on what the FHA Board has been doing, here’s a bullet list of the important and interesting things that happened at the August 15, 2016 Board Meetings: Larry Clinton distributed a flier about the blog to go up on dock bulletin boards. Larry will retire as editor of the Floating... Read more

The RBRA Moving Forward

  Discussion at the Richardson’s Bay Regional Agency (RBRA) meeting on Thursday Sept 15 centered around the report of Rod Gould, the consultant hired to make suggestions on how the RBRA should move forward. In a nutshell Gould said that the RBRA should not break up, and that jurisdictions accomplish more for less money... Read more

Tour Still Needs a Few Good Men and Women

  A few volunteer spots are still open for our 9/24 Tour – primarily traffic, ramp monitors and alternates. Each volunteer receives a special pass to visit any and all homes on the Tour plus a free commemorative t-shirt with the Floating Homes Association illustration (the logo at the top... Read more

What To Do With Our Piles of Obsolete Electronics

Itching to clear out some of your electronics? Items past their useful life or simply cluttering up your already storage-challenged floating home? Grab a cardboard box or tote and start piling up any electronics you no longer use. Bring your e-waste to the pop-up collection point at the corner of the Waldo... Read more

Charles Van Damme Ferry Project is On a Roll

  Among the WPH works-in-progress—(see the recent post: Waldo Point Project Update)—is the development of the Waldo Point Park, at Gate 6 Road. Nestled into the elbow where Issaquah joins the area adjacent the newly constructed Charles Van Damme floating pier—(the area that was the COOP)—the park will contain an observation... Read more

Waldo Point Harbor Project Update

Dan Hughes, WPH project manager, provided the following update for the state of the multiyear reconfiguration of Waldo Point Harbor and the Gates Cooperative. For back history, please read about it here. The Coop homes are moving to the new Charles Van Damme floating dock, and several now call the south... Read more