“In this video, we meet David Johns, a former TV journalist from the UK who quit his job, sold his house, and bought a narrowboat to cruise the canal network. His plan was to try living aboard for a year. He’s been living aboard for 9 months so far and he’s still happy with his decision and loves being part of the friendly, helpful narrowboat community.
Watch this video to take a tour of David’s narrowboat, learn how he earns an income as a freelance journalist, where he “parks” his boat, and about the joys & challenges of life afloat.”
In the video, David said one of the best advantages is the friendly narrowboat community. Everybody helps each other, chats, etc. Love the countryside. This brings back fond memories of house boating on Lake Powell. Some readers may not be interested in living on a boat, but these videos always have useful ideas for sustainable living such as this guy’s compact washing machine. The biggest drawback to living on a boat would be not having a garden and all that wonderful fresh food. And I wonder if the canals are clean.