Scott Collins and Arleen Ma often paddled by the rows of floating homes along Richardson Bay in Sausalito, California wishing one day they could afford to purchase one. Five years prior, the couple bought a 36-foot trawler and it was there they spent weekends.
Collins says plenty of sailors make fun of couples like them, buying a boat to have it tied to a dock, but people buy boats for different uses.
“We used ours as a condo.”
That is up until June of 2020.
Real estate prices saw a reduction in the beginning of summer and that was when Collins and Ma jumped at the opportunity to purchase a 1,015-square foot, floating home built in 2010 with two living levels and a rooftop deck the length of the entire house.