Family Houseboat Living on House Boats Full-Time?
Family Living on Houseboats Full-Time?
Is houseboat living for a family of 4 possible full-time, and what should we be concerned about beforehand?
Hi Houseboater's Around the World, we are a family of 4 with 3 dogs/1 cat seriously reviewing the choice to live on a 64 ft 3 bedroom houseboat.
We are both 40 and kids 12 and 9, all of whom have traveled extensively and lived in meager environments around the world making do with minimal space.
I am curious - are there any other families out there with kids that live full-time on a houseboat? What should we be aware of - or consider in moving forward?
Thanks Gang Reply - Answer
Well congratulations on your decision on living on a houseboat. You have some homework to do beforehand, as to where, how, what, and especially why you are considering living on a boat.
The one recommendation that I will suggest is to rent or spend a week on a houseboat first as a family, and see if it is a lifestyle choice that could be appealing to everyone.
This simple exercise may prove to be quite fruitful, and allow you to spot some problem issues before going any further.Lastly
, hopefully some of our readers will share and post comments about their own family houseboat living experiences, whether full or part time. 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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