Meet the family of craftsmen behind Haggard Houseboats — and peek aboard their distinctly designed watertop homes

Father and son Bill, right, and Riley Haggard work atop their latest Haggard Houseboats project in December 2020. “I grew up working with Dad on construction sites, doing this kind of work,” Riley says. “We get to express ourselves in houseboats way differently than if we were working in other jobs.” (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)
Father and son Bill, right, and Riley Haggard work atop their latest Haggard Houseboats project in December 2020. "I grew up working with Dad on construction sites, doing this kind of work," Riley says. "We get to express ourselves in houseboats way differently than if we were working in other jobs." (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

The Haggards’ houseboats launched an international following and a singular, recognizable style: highly crafted, artistically designed, cleverly and thoughtfully compact, luxuriously wood- and window-filled Floating On Water Residences.

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To salute childhood memories of MOHAI, we go for a sky-high view

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On Rich Passage
2021/03/18

Rain’s OK when you’re kayaking because you’re already wet. Spring rain and sun bring rainbows and I caught this one on an afternoon paddle on Rich Passage with my iPhone 12. Repeated boat maneuvers were needed to keep the boat in the center of the rainbow.

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Double rainbow offers kayaker a beautiful view and a perfect shot

Rain's OK when you're kayaking because you're already wet. Spring rain and sun bring rainbows, and this rainbow showed up on an afternoon paddle on Rich Passage. Repeated boat maneuvers were needed to keep the boat in the center of the rainbow.