Thursday, 10 December 2015

End of the year and the reason for buying a houseboat

We have come to the end of the year, all in all we have achieved a lot this year, a word of advice to anybody thinking of taking on a project like Tino, think it through, it is a journey in all ways, mentally physically and emotionally, weigh it up carefully, you will have to stand strong in your decision no matter what life or the project throws at you, if possible don't live on the boat whilst you rip it apart, get an area finished with all amenities before you even consider living onboard.

Tino is almost there, the whole project has admittedly taken longer than first envisaged however the end result is more than could have been hoped for budget and styling wise.

All in all we have converted a 72ft Danish fishing trawler that at the time of purchase needed a lot of work for less than the price of a one bed flat, I bought the boat in it's then current state not for any personal pleasure or gain but simply due to the rise of house prices in this country, I knew I would have to do something different with the money I had at that time if Finley was to have the life previously talked about, Finley was nine months old at the time of purchase and from the day Finley was born I found myself in a dilemna, banks were reluctant to lend money to anybody especially people like myself and many others that don't fit in their category for lending, your choices are to rent and watch money drain away or stand strong and do something different with the money you have.

 The dilemna being how do you put a roof over you and your child's head and create a future whilst getting a good footing on the housing ladder in 2013 without a mortgage, renting or borrowing.

 I am confident that in the long run the money has been invested wisely,  the end result is a two Bed houseboat with open plan contemporary living coupled with a one bed self contained unit in the wheel house

only time will tell.............

New Year new start, get her moved.....