Posted by: Timothy Ellis (The Tim)

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

16 responses to “They’re not making any more land… OR ARE THEY?”

  1. Cheap South

    Imagine these all over lakes Union and Washington. Oh yeah, here they are called boat houses. Tiny homes, floating homes, tree houses, grain silo homes, shipping containers homes; I love these stories.

    By the way Tim, bottled water is so 20th century. It’s stainless steel reusable containers now. :)

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  2. Kary L. Krismer

    Note that it has an outboard motor.

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  3. Ira Sacharoff

    But if they did it in Seattle, they’d make sure it included native plants adjacent for salmon habitat, it would be called something like ” Domicile, on the Duwamish”, and cost 900,000 dollars.

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  4. One Eyed Man

    RE: Ira Sacharoff @ 3

    I’m pretty sure given the cost of shoreline access development like the old Roanoke Reef that the 900K isn’t far off. And you’ll only get those plastic bottles past the Shoreline Management Hearings Board if the price is right, so to speak.

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  5. clarkm

    And what happened to all of the plastic bottles after hurricane Emily?

    Eco friendly – I think not!

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  6. Lurker

    who cares, dude…he found WOMEN ISLAND!!!!

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  7. Chuck Ponzi


    I think that loosely translates to something like “Island of our Lady”, not chick island. But, whatever floats your house.


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  8. Kary L. Krismer

    RE: clarkm @ 5 – I’m not sure what kind of bottles they use, but I doubt they have much of a life expectancy sitting in water. So even without a storm they probably would be an ecological problem in little time.

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  9. EconE

    I took the picture for my avatar in Isla Mujeres. I love that place.

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  10. Snigliastic

    RE: EconE @ 9
    I drove by that in my friend’s catamaran. Pretty neat idea, although butt ugly.

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  11. Cheap South

    RE: Chuck Ponzi @ 7

    Actually, it does translate to Women Island. It was named by the Spaniards inspired by the Maya statutes (women) they found when they arrived.

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  12. Astro Kermit

    That is pretty awesome. I call dibs on Greenlake.

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  13. Brian Lonardo

    I’ve been to Isla Mujeres many times, going again this Dec. That place looks like it’s on the lagoon side of the island, facing cancun. I’ll definitely check it out this winter. Mujeres is awesome, very small, quaint and non-touristy. Highly recommended.

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  14. WestSideBilly

    Great idea. Other than the fact that the bottles will start decomposing within a year or two, and pollute the water around the house with known carcinogens. Brilliant!

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  15. The Seattle Salmon

    I’m sensing an African Queen remake, except there aren’t any Germans, they’re corporate land developers. Casting would be a problem though. Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep?

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  16. Inez Petersen, J.D.

    I think styrofoam blocks would be a better floating medium. There again, they might break down over time. But wouldn’t they still last alot longer than the plastic bottles? I found a good use for my gallon water jugs. I cut the cap end off so the hole is slightly larger. I fill it with some slug bait and put it outside to kill those unsightly critters without harming any other wildlife. But then, I don’t this guy has slugs on his island.

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