So aside from the lifestyle benefits a big draw for people considering a liveaboard is the perceived reduction in cost of living. We currently rent in a 3 bedroom semi-detached home with a small garage, garden and driveway in Northampton, which really sets us back a fair amount a month, £850.00 to be precise. With […]Read more "How much does a Narrowboat cost?"
So armed with our list of what is a must on our Narrow home we started to look through the classified ads with a bit of a finer tooth comb. Ending up with a list of boats which were all strong potentials we began to arrange appointments to view them. So far all of the boats […]Read more "“You’ll know your narrowboat when you get on her”"
So once we finally understood that a Narrowboat isn’t just a Narrowboat and the budget was set it was time to start our search. Searching for a boat is much like searching for a second hand car. With the option of brokerage companies (Much like your used car forecourts) and private sellers. There are a […]Read more "The Narrowboat Check List"
What style boat do you want? Apparently a Narrowboat isn’t a suitable answer. So after all our investigation into where to moor our boat, and with things hopefully getting underway with our chosen location, it’s high time we started looking at boats! The one question that keeps cropping up when talking to Narrowboaters about living […]Read more "Turns out a Narrowboat isn’t just a Narrowboat!"
So picking up where we left off! After a long cold day stomping around what felt like every marina in the Midlands, we fell in love with what seems the perfect one to call home. So we went on a second visit, to check we still liked it as much as we remembered and for a […]Read more "Home is where you float it!"
So the first thing to consider was where do we want to live? We both have full time jobs which are just over 80 miles apart, so finding a location that works for us both is a bit of a logistical nightmare. However from what we have been able to find out so far where […]Read more "What’s First?"
And whilst it started as a bit of a joke, after a little bit of thought I had to agree. And so the investigation began into whether or not this could be something that would be a viable option, the one thing we couldn’t help but notice was a gaping hole in the information online […]Read more "“I’ve always liked the idea of a house boat” She said."