hungry for a houseboat
September 30, 2012 11:10 AM Subscribe
How difficult is it to own/rent a houseboat in New York City or the Bay Area?
posted by dysh to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
After spending the weekend aboard a docked boat, my partner and I have decided that all we want to do in life is live on a houseboat. Size doesn't really matter, as we're down to have minimal possessions in exchange for waking up on the water everyday.
So, what do we need to know? Are there any blogs/websites that detail the houseboat living experience? Have you lived on a houseboat? Is renting even really an option for long-term living?
After talking with a woman who owns a houseboat on the marina we were staying at, we already know that you have to put aside money for repairs, etc. and that it requires a lot of work. How fast/hard is the learning curve?
And lastly, how difficult is it to find space on a marina in New York City or the Bay Area? Is it prohibitively expensive? (Neither of us are ever going to make a ton of money.)
Sorry there are so many questions, any experiences would be incredibly helpful, especially links to blogs that might detail day-to-day life on a houseboat. (We've read the other 2 questions, but thought a location specific one would be helpful.) Thanks!