Anyone who has seen Sleepless in Seattle knows that we here in the Emerald City have our fair share of houseboats. But I’ve often wondered how they compare to your good ol’ fashion house with regards to their impact on the environment.

Apparently, the fine folks over at Treehugger think that they’re a good thing (re: The Houseboat Book):

Houseboats — they inspire the imagination and, if you’re fortunate enough, they can be an inexpensive, and environmentally-sound house to own.

Environmentally-sound? You Gristmillians have any thoughts on the matter?

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