The Practicalities of living on a boat
The high price of housing worldwide has encouraged people to consider other alternatives, and living on the water is an option in many countries. But, if you’re thinking seriously about living in a home that floats, you need to make
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What will floating homes of the future look like? Italian naval architect Giancarlo Zema has a vision, and these two vessels show the way a life afloat may evolve. Trilobis 65 is a semi-submerged dwelling environment. It is 66ft (20m)
Steve and Jennifer live onboard Carpe Diem , a 60ft (18m) long narrowboat. Their home mooring is at Frampton-on-Severn on the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. They chose a life afloat for two reasons, the first was to enable them to
Another Story Houseboat
Bill and Lee have spent most of their adult years living on boats and floating homes of all shapes and sizes. For 15 years they lived aboard a historically important Albacore tuna fishing vessel working all over the north eastern
Buying a barge called Maria Cornelia. A tale from a barge beginner.
By Gary Cookson I'd always liked the idea of living on the water and had been fascinated by all those boats lining the Thames. The cosy glow through the windows at night looked inviting and the thought of being able to
David and Mary have owned a variety of different boats dating back over 30 years so when it came to building a new boat to live aboard they had some very specific requirements. For a start, they wanted the styling
Asmall island on the Thames is how the owners of this ex-commercial barge jokingly describe their home. They are not far wrong; at 127ft (39m) Lobelia is certainly one of the larger vessels to feature in this book. Lobelia was built
There can’t be many homes that had a history of saving lives, but David and Moira can make that claim about their ship Trimilia . She was formerly called Prudential, the lifeboat in service at Ramsgate between 1925 and 1953.
John and Lynne have an enviable lifestyle; they live aboard their luxurious sailing yacht Sydney Sundancer and divide their time between picturesque Sydney Harbour and the tropical paradise of the Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Sydney Sundancer
Tugboat Quo Vadis is home to Marco and Tamara in Gouda, the Netherlands. She is moored in a harbour that caters specifically for historically important ships. Quo Vadis is 69ft (21m) long and was built in 1940 in Ijsselmonde, the