The other day we went to an area on Lake Ontario that has a community of people who live in houseboats. Now, I am fascinated by houseboats. I am not sure that I am the type of person who needs to be on water all the time, but I can understand that need in others and as an alternative life style, I can enjoy it.
I remember it was a long time ago when I first realized that people actually lived on water all the time. I was living in London and there was an article in the paper about houseboats on the Thames near Maidenhead. I was smitten.
Now, I come from farm stock and to work the land, is my first choice, but I am also in love with the idea of an alternate lifestyle. I dream of living in a home that you can move from place to place. VW camper vans are probably easiest; but there is a romance about barging through connected waterways, finding obscure moorings and just, well, hanging out with people who maybe think a little differently, from the suburban, 4 bathroomed, three car garaged, set!!
I mentioned the outing to a few people. My friend who is a Sagittarius said that she could never live in a houseboat, well she is a fire sign - now I know that she could live in a car. She regularly drives from Ontario to Newfoundland, where she has a house - near, but not on water!! My other friend, an Aquarius, said that she could live in a houseboat and in fact had a friend who had actually owned one.
I know that there are houseboat communities in lots of places. Maybe I just need to rent one for awhile. It would be moored in one place, but I would have access to the water with a kayak...hmmmm I feel a road....err water trip coming on!!
Please post your alternative lifestyle dream!!
Have an amazing day!!