Queens houseboat asks $59,000 for 400 square feet of watery serenity

Posted On Thu, January 12, 2017 By

Posted On Thu, January 12, 2017 By In Cool Listings, Far Rockaway, Quirky Homes

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.

Houseboat Far Rockaway Arverne

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.

See more pics in our gallery below.

Houseboat Far Rockaway Arverne

Houseboat Far Rockaway Averne

Houseboat Far Rockaway Arverne

[Via Gothamist]

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Images courtesy of Baltimore Realty

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Neighborhoods : Averne,Far Rockaway

  • Wendy Springer Gough

    Retirement! <3

  • mitziflyte

    Considering the sea rise possibility, not a bad investment if you want to live in the NYC area.

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