posted by G Little on January 30, 2014
For the first time in several months G. Little Construction does occupy a space in the Port Townsend Shipyard. Our most recent floating home has launched and is at it’s new home on Lake Union in Seattle.
We have explained the benefits of building a floating home on land. And we created a photo log of our last floating home launch. Thanks to our friends at E. Cobb Architects, we are able to show a unique view of our most recent launch with time lapse videos.
The first video shows the Lift creep into place, cradle and lift the home. The slow process of moving through the shipyard and lowering the home into the water only takes 43 seconds in the video.
Once the home was in the water, it spent a couple of days on the dock. Our craftsmen worked on the interior finishes and Horizon Art & Design worked on the cabinets. When the tide and weather conditions were ideal, the home made the journey to Seattle.
This next video joins the home as it arrives in Seattle. In a little more than a minute you can watch the home pass through the Ballard Locks, then arrive at it’s new home on Lake Union.
Once the home was on the dock in Seattle the work did not end for us. We kept a crew of craftsmen onsite to complete interior finishes.
A photographer for the Seattle Times met us at the Ballard Locks. His photo of the beautiful home was featured in the Seattle Times.