Houseboat Living after College - How to get started to live on house boats?

by Mike Derrico
(Wasco, IL, USA)

Live on a houseboat after college

Live on a houseboat after college

Interested in houseboat living for college grads, and wonder how to get started to live on house boats, should we buy or rent?


My buddy and I will be going to be graduating college in the fall, and me and my buddy have been talking about buying a houseboat to live on after college.

Is this a better option then renting? Because I have been there and I dont want to do it ever again....And were not looking for the biggest or best houseboat I mean we will be newly college grads...

Were just looking for something that two bachelors can live on till they are ready to move on in life.

Can someone help me out and tell me what I would need to get started here and what is the best route to go?

Thanks for any information, Mike.




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Reply - Answer
Well Mike, congratulations on your decision to give houseboat living a try. As to where to start, I would recommend to start reading some of the articles on the site. You can use the search function to look into the following.

You will want to know about things like:

* Where will you be living on a houseboat, do they allow live aboards?

* What kind of house boat you will need, and what is your budget?

* The expenses for things like marina, insurance, maintenance etc...?

* Is the cold climate in your area make it feasible for winter living?

As you can see there is some research to be done first. I am sure that there will comments and posts from readers whom can help guide you some more.

If you do decide to buy a houseboat and start living on a boat, do come back and post a picture and a short story. All our readers would love to hear about it.



Lastly, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their college houseboat living experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.


Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats

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