Living the Houseboat Life, on the Mississippi River
(Upper Mississippi River)
The view from our houseboat on the Mississippi
We are living the houseboat on the Mississippi River and we love it. We sold our home and "stuff" except for REALLY important "stuff" as in our 9 year old son. My husband and I moved on board our 55 ft "remodeled for living" houseboat and have never looked back and still love it.
We both work our respective businesses while we enjoy everything about the lifestyle of living aboard. I like the fact that I can clean from top to bottom in a very short period of time. Although at the moment I have someone coming in every other week to clean! haha How about that? House keeper on a boat you're saying? haha It's perfect...and she does windows!
Let's see, so besides "house keeping" or would that be "boat keeping? I'm still enjoying my original "live a board" prerequisites aka a full sized bathtub, washer/dryer (in the same drum), water softener, room for my shoes! All of that, AND we can "unplug" for 7 months of the year and make a clean get-a-way!!
PS: Here are a few Myths we can de-bunk for you!
. We DO pay property taxes (we own the land)
. When renting, owner of property pays taxes
. We are cozy warm in the winter time
. We don't get sea sick! haha
El, from the Mississippi River.
Reply - Answer
Well El, congratulations on refurbishing your live-aboard houseboat. From what I can see in the photo, it looks like a large Gibson model?
As in everything in life, there is always a price to everything and it seems you have adapted very well to the "live on the water" lifestyle.Lastly
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Thanks again for sharing, IAN from all-about-houseboats
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