This Really Is Where The Sidewalk Ends – You Could Buy Shel Silverstein’s Houseboat!

Have you ever dreamed of living a quiet life just like most famous poets and writers? Having a snug little place that’s away from the hustle and bustle of city life always worked for their craft.

If you have, then this just might be your lucky day. The poet and author of The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein, once owned this houseboat, and it’s now up for sale for a mere $390,000.

Source: Curbed

8 Liberty Dock, as they call their community of Bohemian artists, itinerants, and literal drifters was their own version of Neverland, according to A Boy Named Shel.

In the beginning the houseboat community was essentially a community of squatters who had only salvage rights. […] The whole place was a bit like living in Never Never Land. Since Shel was a modern day Peter Pan, the two fit together perfectly.

Another Sausalito artist resident, Chris Roberts, christened Silverstein’s dwelling as the Evil Eye, as he thought it looked like a pirate ship.

Silverstein passed away in 1999, after which a friend of his, artist/photographer Larry Moyer, took over the Evil Eye.

This one-bed, one bath houseboat is now up for sale. However, the current listing does not include a reference to any of its famous author owners other than Silverstein.

Source: Curbed
Source: Curbed
Source: Curbed
Source: Curbed
Source: Curbed

The current state of the boathouse may include a novel’s worth of dust, but it sure is a great start to redecorate!

H/T: Messy Nessy Chic

Image via Curbed.


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