Richard MacKenzie con Family Life on a Narrowboat: Dad, Mum, Brother, Sister and the cat living a life afloat on our big cosy narrowboat! (English Edition)Ever wondered how to live more frugally, whilst being more connected to your kids and in a much slower, more relaxed way?
Then this book about selling up and moving to a life on a narrowboat on the canals of the UK is for you!
Thinking about buying a narrowboat to live on? This ‘no-holes-barred’ account of the process and the pitfalls you might hit might be just what you’re looking for.
Richard, his wife and kids sold just about everything but the essentials to realise their dream of buying and living on a narrowboat on the inland waterways of Britain. This book takes you through their journey from making the decision to moving aboard.
You'll read about how they found their dream boat, downsized all their belongings to fit on moving day as well as all the trials and tribulations they faced - as well at all the fantastic times they enjoyed.
This is a funny and lighthearted look at how a family have had to acclimatize to life in a much smaller living space. Very much like the van life and tiny house movement in the USA, more and more people in the UK are moving aboard narrowboats. Some do it to save money as they believe it to be a cheaper way of life, some just want to be closer to nature, and some want to be part of a vibrant and lively community.
In places, Richard gets very graphic about the reality of boat life, which looks almost idyllic from the outside looking in, but in reality is hard work. But at Richard himself puts it;
“Take this as a warning if you are thinking of moving to the cut, it very quickly gets into your blood. The people, the boats, the water, the wildlife, the history, the sitting out around a fire late into the evening with fellow boaters, are all addictive and something you just want to immerse yourself in. It is a life like no other and one that I am so happy we found. There really is no turning back! And we love that fact!”