My Story: Home Is Where Your Houseboat Is

According to Washington, D.C.'s Julianne Waesche, life as a "live-aboard" has its challenges, but it works for those who crave something different. And it can be cheap.

Why do you live on a houseboat? I'm from Seattle. We had a summer home on Bainbridge Island, and many people there live on houseboats. I always thought I'd like to do that, too. About seven and a half years ago, I went down to Gangplank Marina, where 95 people live on houseboats, and bought this one.

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Former Staff Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance