Queens houseboat asks $59,000 for 400 square feet of watery serenity
Set sail for home in Jamaica Bay on this $59,000 houseboat, now for sale. According to its listing, the 400-square-foot model is good for year-round living and is equipped with central cooling, carpeted floors and wonderful waterfront views. Plus this “single family” vehicle has one bed, one bath, a very large covered deck and “great solar potential”—not to mention you’ve got the ocean as your playground. The listing says the houseboat, a 2007 Custom Flo-Lodge, was hauled a year ago across the Verrazano Narrows to its current docking point at Far Rockaway’s Marina 59, and has been floating there ever since.
The houseboat’s listing surfaced on Reddit (h/t Gothamist) yesterday afternoon, with the title, “Floating house in a marina in Far Rockaway…is that as bad of an idea as it sounds?” Commentors didn’t hesitate to answer that question, with one person calling it a “dollhouse for adults,” and another entertaining it as a summer house alternative. Others, however, were quick to compare the houseboat’s maintenance costs to that of a more traditional home—i.e. not worth it.
It appears the boat is for sale by the owner, who chopped the price by $9,000 a few days ago.
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