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.