It has been a little over 12 months in our narrowboat, we have made a lot of changes and have learned about the true realities of living in it. So here our 12 observations, lessons and tidbits we have experienced:
- A school locker is all the closet you need, not the walk in that use to be reality.
- True community still exists, especially when surrounded with like minded people.
- There are great joys waking up to Swans swimming by your window.
- If it is cold in the morning, the boat can heat up in 5 minutes. Similarly, if it is really hot, it can be cool in about 10 minutes.
- Always turn the water tank off before getting into bed or it will keep you up all night.
- To watch the TV, the front doors must be open to get reception.
- Getting something out of storage usually first means strategically removing the 5 items around it first.
- Patience…. is very much needed. Especially when things happen like all you want to do is take a shower, however the water tank runs out of the water and so has the gas for hot water.
- ‘Did you feel the water tank?’ has become a normal question to ask…
- So has ‘Can you turn the shower pump on’
- And ‘can you stand on stand on this side of the boat so it can drain?’
- Finally, WE LOVE IT! Living in a small space is a really great way to live. A golden, a man and a lady can live very well in 250 sq ft.
So if you are thinking about living in a small place, know it is possible!