Board Meeting Notes – Apr 2019

TO KEEP EVERYONE UP TO DATE ON WHAT THE FHA BOARD IS DOING, HERE ARE SOME OF THE ITEMS THAT WERE DISCUSSED OR DECIDED AT THE APRIL BOARD MEETING: Without a quorum, the FHA Board discussed several agenda items, but was unable to take action on them. Treasurer Teddie Hathaway... Read more

Financial Times Extolls Floating Home Living

The Financial Times recently interviewed Michele Affronte and other Marin realtors about the state of the very tight real estate market in Marin County. The publication, which is sold at Mollie Stone’s, concluded: “Living on a floating home offers the most affordable way of acquiring waterfront property in one of... Read more

Celebration of Stuart Riddell’s Life

On April 13, Emily Riddell, her son Cameron and her daughter Romayne gathered at the end of Issaquah dock to scatter the ashes of long-time Issaquah resident Stuart Riddell. (Previously, a portion of Stuart’s ashes had been scattered in the Pacific Ocean off Manhattan Beach.) The family then celebrated Stuart’s... Read more

Will the Humming Toadfish March Again?

The Humming Toadfish Marching Kazoo Band has been a mainstay of Sausalito’s Fourth of July Parade since the last century. Until last year, that is. Now the Floating Homes Association is out to march once more. . . all we need is a leader. For those who weren’t here in... Read more

Floating Homes Tour Returns Sept 14

After a one-year hiatus, we will once again present our Open Homes Tour, on Saturday, September 14. Between 11 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., at least a dozen homes will be open, ranging in style from funky to palatial. So far five homeowners have offered to participate, including two new homes... Read more

City Wide Yard Sale Apr 27

The Spring yard sale will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the MLK parking lot and basketball courts. Admission is free to the public, and there’s room for over 80 booths. Sellers are still wanted. Only garage/yard sale items are to be sold.... Read more

Different Floats for Different Folks

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the rivers of the United States were home to entire communities of people living in self-made houseboats. The history of these communities has been explored briefly in river memoirs such as Harlan Hubbard’s Shantyboat Journal but hasn’t been thoroughly examined in a... Read more