The best example of people living in houseboats is in Southeast Asia, where it is a way of life for many fishermen and their families.
In the United States, living onboard houseboats started in the 1940’s, but is just beginning to get popular. If you are considering a life on a houseboat, you need to make sure that it is right for you. There are many factors that play in when wanting to live on the water. Luckily, a houseboat lifestyle has become even better over the years because of today’s technology. Don’t think that you have to give up a lot when living on a houseboat.
There are a number of concerns and questions that come up when pondering over living in a houseboat or not.
Here are a few common questions that are asked about house boat living:
-How much will it cost to live on a houseboat?
-What size houseboat should I get?
-Can my children and pets live on a houseboat?
-What about the weather?
-What about the Internet and TV?
Houseboat costs can depend on a variety of things. Houseboat size, amenities, and where the marina is located all play a role in how much money you are probably going to be spending. The cost can be as low as $1,000 for a small marina, and as high as $5,000 for a large marina.
The size of your houseboat usually depends on how much many you want to spend and the number of people who are going to be living with you. A 40 foot houseboat is a good starting size if you are by yourself or with another person. If you have kids, then a 50 footer is a great place to start.
In many marina’s you will discover that there are many families with kids and pets. Children love the idea of living on a boat. There are always plenty of activities to do and it will be something that they never forget. Pets also have no problem adapting quickly to living on a houseboat.
Weather is always a concern with life on a houseboat. You definitely become weather conscience and learn to be prepared if there is any bad weather heading in your direction. Just being smart and safe is the best way to handle mother-nature.
Almost every marina offers Cable Television, Satellite, and Internet access. So, no worries if you have a home office or don’t want to miss your favorite series.
There is are number of place to go and people to meet when living on a houseboat. You and your family can always find something to do. Houseboat living is an experience that you can’t get anywhere else. With all the comforts of living at home and the combination of living on a boat, it is definitely something you are going to want to try.