While I certainly admire and respect their accomplishments and seamanship, the Pardey's style of cruising is not for everyone. If you would not be happy in a house with no toilet, no electricity, no running water
would you be happy in a boat without the same amenities?
But if your dream is to cruise
and your budget
doesn't allow for the extras then by all means go for it.
Regarding budget, this is not an exact science and can vary a lot, depending on your DIY abilities, where you cruise
, how you eat, etc. The variations in the cost to cruise reflect this. For more information read the thread about cruising on $500 per month.