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Old 03-05-2011, 18:26   #46
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Re: What flack do you get for being house less?

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i get none whatsoever for not owning a home/house wtf--i own A FORMOSA41.. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE!!!!!
just because i currently really havent a true address doesnt mean squat diddly....i can arrange my mail o be sent to wherever i decide to hang out for a while. and i dont have to put up with difficult neighbors..LOL
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I think that should be "diddly squat" though.
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Re: What flack do you get for being house less?

I agree with the others, I had a real world example of why I want to be on a boat; my friend who worked hard and saved hard for his house finally purchased his dream home (2+ million) until weeks later they found out that they had the crappiest neighbors with constant parties, etc... Oh and he only had a sliver of water views..

I told him, I could have 360 degrees of water views, purchase a crazy cool yacht for a fraction of his house and can move whenever I fancy or gets too stupid or just a change of scenery..

I'm still sticking to my theory, I don't care what anyone says.. I still love that saying of, "my worst day on a boat is still far better than my best day on land."
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Old 11-05-2011, 14:29   #48
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Re: Do You Get Flack for Being 'House-less'?

I think, at times we get some c()p from others. The others I have in mind are people who lead very standardized organized formalized lives. I never get this from travelers, nor from fringe / hippie kind of persons.

Which is amazing - because I am actually a very standardized organized formalized kind of person myself!

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Old 11-05-2011, 14:45   #49
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Re: Do You Get Flack for Being 'House-less'?

I do get flack for living on a boat, but not from my boat!
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Re: Do You Get Flack for Being 'House-less'?

Well my neighborhood right now is pretty quiet. A few ducks or some kind of water fowl swimming in the distance, no other boats around, a sandy deserted beach and rain sprinkling down. View is constantly changing as the tides and wind move the boat around on the hook. Very enjoyable. When I get tired of this view. I'll just move a ways.
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Well my neighborhood right now is pretty quiet. A few ducks or some kind of water fowl swimming in the distance, no other boats around, a sandy deserted beach and rain sprinkling down. View is constantly changing as the tides and wind move the boat around on the hook. Very enjoyable. When I get tired of this view. I'll just move a ways.
Its a hard life mate....
But someones gotta do it...Huh!!
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Re: Do You Get Flack for Being 'House-less'?

I concur with Boatman's comment. Envy and admiration seems to be the main reaction, funny as with property prices these days, it's generaly cheaper and easier to go the live aboard route.
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I concur with Boatman's comment. Envy and admiration seems to be the main reaction, funny as with property prices these days, it's generaly cheaper and easier to go the live aboard route.
But yer gotta have 'Roots' to lead a worthwhile life...
if you don't have a Mortgage and 2.7kids... work a minimum of a 48hr week...
How can you claim your lifes worth a flies POOH....
Your just another Bum.....
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Re: Do You Get Flack for Being House-less ?

Another good reason to keep moving is that people don't have to know that the boat is your only home. When people ask where you're from, name the place where you were born or went to school. Never mind that you haven't been there in some years. People want to make pleasant conversation and find common ground so it usually isn't necessary to discuss your homeless status.
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Re: Do You Get Flack for Being 'House-less' ?

I have only gotten criticism from my own mother for our plans to move onto the boat. A few are taking bets on how long before we get on each others nerves and quit and go "home" and they are the ones that don't seem to get that the boat is home! On the other hand, my 89 year old mother-in-law has been nothing but supportive but she has always been adventurous. To address the occupational theme, I am a retired USAF officer and my husband is a soon to be retired Canadian AF officer. I also have never really cared what others thought about my choices!
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I have only gotten criticism from my own mother for our plans to move onto the boat. A few are taking bets on how long before we get on each others nerves and quit and go "home" and they are the ones that don't seem to get that the boat is home! On the other hand, my 89 year old mother-in-law has been nothing but supportive but she has always been adventurous. To address the occupational theme, I am a retired USAF officer and my husband is a soon to be retired Canadian AF officer. I also have never really cared what others thought about my choices!

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Another good reason to keep moving is that people don't have to know that the boat is your only home.
WHY? I'm proud to have left bricks and morter behind. I actualy see everybody's complete obsession with owning your own home as the main reason the western ecconomies are in such trouble. If someone askes me if I have another place, I proudly say "no, I realised that it was stupid to pay three times as much as my boat cost for some little place that doesn't even have a view". You should see their brain start to work when you put it like that!

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Hang on, how is living on a vessel worth many thousands being homeless?? You sound like it's something to be embaressed about, it isn't.
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................the boat is your only home........... it usually isn't necessary to discuss your homeless status.
There seems to be a little conflict here. I've heard that "A House is not a Home", or at least I remember that book title, but a boat certainly can qualify as a home!
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Re: Do You Get Flack for Being 'House-less' ?

I am not even living full time on our boat yet and I have received a lot of Flack & Flak!

At first it unnerved me a bit and made me feel not so great...but now I am realizing there has to be adventurers and those that choose differently to balance society out, and every family needs that inlaw who challenges their belief system...I am excepting now that my Husband and I are those inlaws ;0) and I am glad because I would much rather be out on the water than trapped by an immense mortgage and a cubicle...or even an office with a view...
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"What are four walls after all; they are what they contain. The "house" protects the dreamer."
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"Home = the place your story begins."

After living aboard, I wouldn't live anywhere else. Freedom in so many ways...
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