Last Updated Jun 21, 2011 12:25 PM EDT
Whether it's for a vacation, a getaway or retirement, many people love being close to the water. Waterfront property is dramatically more expensive than property just a few blocks away. And just imagine what it would be like to live right on top of the waves. Houseboats, for many, are not summer homes or something to be rented for a vacation outing, but rather a way of life.
(The houseboat from Sleepless in Seattle. Photo by Brian Teutsch)