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If you can get a berth somewhere! Would be grim in the winter too. Like the OP said, it's for losers.

hey

im sure some people have/are living in worse conditions than this

whats the situation on c/tax for a boat, do you get a postal address?

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That is a crazy price. You could buy one of the riverside flats overlooking this for less, and they are priced at a massive premium compared to the area as a whole.

I wouldn't suit me at all, but I can see how some people might do it if prices are much cheaper than flats or houses. When they are more expensive, it makes no sense at all.

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If you can get a berth somewhere! Would be grim in the winter too. Like the OP said, it's for losers.

I know a couple of people who live on boats. It's awesome... "losers" ? Not even close, these people are the winners in my book. They have managed to downsize the life, are stress free, are happy etc.

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Guest DissipatedYouthIsValuable

I live under a Yorkshire Terrier.

Good security, keeps the rain off my face, fresh dogmilk every day.

Who's going to call me a loser?

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We aspire to live on a boat, will cost approx £60k to build one and approx £300 per month to rent mooring.

We want to work less and live more

Anyone who cannot get their head round this is the loser

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We aspire to live on a boat, will cost approx £60k to build one and approx £300 per month to rent mooring.

We want to work less and live more

Anyone who cannot get their head round this is the loser

oh oh, wait until the real Daddy Bear comes along and sees you have the same name. Hyperinflationary holocausts all 'round

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Guest KingCharles1st

Having been born next to, and growing up on a riverbank, I love the idea of this.

However, a friend took me to see "Take Me High" in around 1973 which scared the wits out of me

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approx £300 per month to rent mooring.

So you're still basically renting except you are responsible for the upkeep etc. Sounds like the worst of both worlds to me!

At least when you rent a property the landlord foots the maintenance bills.

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If you can get a berth somewhere! Would be grim in the winter too. Like the OP said, it's for losers.

I know a couple who live on a boat, it's lovely and toasty in the winter and doesn't cost a fortune to heat.

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So you're still basically renting except you are responsible for the upkeep etc. Sounds like the worst of both worlds to me!

At least when you rent a property the landlord foots the maintenance bills.

what can you get in the UK for 300pcm?

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Guest DissipatedYouthIsValuable
Loser. I live under a Springer Spaniel. Much roomier than a Yorkshire Terrier.

Do you want a fight?

It's Fighting Friday.

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If you can get a berth somewhere! Would be grim in the winter too. Like the OP said, it's for losers.

losers? course, people who dont conform are total losers. I mean, they are different. they need to be picked on and abused. drive past them at night and sound your horn why dont you.

Live and let live.

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what can you get in the UK for 300pcm?

Wait a while longer. It will get quite a lot.

Also there appears to have been "dutch barge inflation."

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We aspire to live on a boat, will cost approx £60k to build one and approx £300 per month to rent mooring.

We want to work less and live more

Anyone who cannot get their head round this is the loser

+1

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Having been born next to, and growing up on a riverbank, I love the idea of this.

However, a friend took me to see "Take Me High" in around 1973 which scared the wits out of me

Was it Cliff's flares?

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It's funny, I was cycling on the canal yesterday and talked to some people living on boats (narrow and wide beam) in the marina. Came away very jealous :(

Most were middle aged and had downsized, they were blissfully happy, beautiful views, very low running costs, no crime, surrounded by like minded people, space utilised efficiently (nowhere no accumulate "stuff" even if they wanted to). The majority did not own cars either, they cycled, it looked a fine life to me.

I read another post about a guy living in a camper van where some dumbos spouted "cold"! and "winter"!. Haven't they heard of insulation boards? Cold is not a problem in an insulated boat.

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Ooh! Forgot the most important bit, I asked one couple how much the mooring rates were, it was a beautiful setting. They said £350.

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A quarter :o

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