Several houseboats are pictured on the Sausalito waterfront.

10 Floating Homes for Sale in Sausalito, CA

One of Sausalito’s main tourist attractions is the famed and eclectic houseboat communities that populate the waterfront. There are currently 10 floating homes for sale in Sausalito, each one serving as a unique piece of Sausalito’s history. 

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During World War II, Sausalito’s Marinship shipyard was contracted to make “Liberty Ships” for the Navy. When the war ended and the shipyard closed, Don Arques, the son of a waterfront property owner, began buying up boats, ferries, barges, which he moored in Richardson Bay.

In the ’50s and ’60s, people used the purchased boat equipment to “camp” and eventually built floating homes atop of old barges or completely outfitted old boats and ferries. 

One of the most notable floating homes included in our above list that was constructed from an old WWII barge is the home of children’s book author and illustrator, Shel Silverstein. 

Whether you are interested in purchasing a Sausalito floating home or a home with a view of the floating home communities, don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.


Torben Yjord-Jackson is pictured sailing. He is wearing a white jacket and the Golden Gate Bridge is pictured in the background.

Torben Yjord-Jackson
®Realtor – CalBRE # 02050831
Call or text (415) 259-8088

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