He met boaters who told stories of how living on the water had changed them as a fundraiser for the company in charge of the UK’s 2000-mile network of canals.
Dave was intrigued and motivated by the idea of living on a narrowboat, but he was thwarted by his lack of resources.
Thanks to a kind offer from a family member, he was able to buy a boat, which he knew right away would become his new home.
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Built in 2005, the 57-foot-long narrowboat served as Dave’s haven.
In other words, he moves every two weeks.
For him, this mobile way of living is like an endless vacation where each new place brings with it new energy and landscape.
He relies on a single solar panel to power his off-grid home and a diesel engine for transportation, however he is grateful that it isn’t electrified and that it meets his basic necessities.
There are difficulties with narrowboat life despite the beautiful surroundings.
In order to get supplies, Dave frequently has to hike into town and lug groceries and necessities back along the towpath. He must navigate through all types of weather.
Winters can be very hard; occasionally the boat is covered with ice, which makes it immobile and extremely chilly inside.
Dave, however, has adjusted to these challenges and discovered that the advantages greatly exceed the drawbacks.
Once on the verge of giving up, Dave is now pleased and grateful, having no regrets about his nontraditional living choice.
Deepest joy and tranquility can occasionally be discovered in the quest of simplicity and present-moment life.
Dave’s journey serves as a reminder that, even in the midst of life’s ups and downs, we can still find serenity in peaceful places if we have the courage to look for it.
See Dave’s narrowboat in its entirety and listen to his incredible tale below!
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