Living on a houseboat in London! (photo by: Tom Watkins)

That’s right, folks!

BBC News did an excellent article recently about how many (mostly younger) people in London, England are opting to live on houseboats now instead of apartments (or “flats” as you Brits call them) because houseboats are far cheaper.

Continuous Cruising (aka: CC-ing) allows you to pay $1,004 per year (covering your insurance and boat license) and you can moor your houseboat wherever you want in London only IF you move every two weeks. There are some exorbitantly more expensive “permanent mooring” options, as well.

Map of London’s Canals

Britain has a 65-mile long canal network of narrow canals, which snake thru 15 of London’s 32 boroughs. Thus, if you own or rent a houseboat or narrowboat, you can live in some of London’s poshest zip-codes for a fraction of the cost.

Currently, there are over 1600 people living on houseboats in London. These boats are 15-40 feet long and a maximum of 7-feet wide.

Living on a houseboat in London! (photo by: Tom Watkins)

Some of the larger boats with a “permanent mooring” address are 50-feet wide.

The Canal & River Trust (CRT) issues the houseboat licenses and polices the waterways.

Living on a houseboat in London! (photo by: Tom Watkins)

Homepage

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/

Canal Map

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/canal-and-river-network

Houseboat info

https://jobbiecrew.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/6465.pdf

Living on a houseboat in London! (photo by: Tom Watkins)
Living on a houseboat in London! (photo by: Tom Watkins)
Living on a houseboat in London! (photo by: Tom Watkins)

 

 

 

 

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