Welcome. You will find this site an enormous resource populated with knowledgeable generous sailors who will be more than willing to give you advice.
I personally think if you can do this it is a smart move. Why? I think people who live in house are basically wasteful though not intentionally. They simply have a larger carbon footprint and buy all sorts of things to fill the rooms and hardly use them but a few times. While this may be an exaggeration, the boat life is very spartan by comparison. Unless you live on a mega yacht you need to think minimal and "small" and more important - smart.
On a boat any thing you do can lead to disaster so you have to be very purposeful and mindful in every decision you take. In the end you will discover you can life with much less and don't feel any the lesser for it. You are closer to nature and waste far less than our friends ties to the land.
To get started you need to provide the forum with some information. How old are you two? Are you working and planning to continue working...or are you planning to cruise
with a kitty and perhaps work along the way? Where are you now and where do you want to be or go with your boat?
the basics of sailing is a course of a few days. The you need to get out on the water
and do it as much as you can and read all the books
on sailing, cruising, maintaining a boat and all the systems. I started as a complete novice
22 years ago and feel pretty comfortable on a sailboat and have sailed solo to and from the caribbean
a few times so it proves that any idiot (me) can accomplish what seems impossible at the start.
As the months march on you will become more and more tuned in to and conversant with your boat (your needs at first) and be surprised how many things the sailing life touches. Just to name a few: weather
, sewing, rigging
, fluid dynamics, communications
(radio) and of course sailing..
A good place to start is to read the threads in this forum because they touch almost every topic from masts to music
, keels to cooking
If you have a specific question: ask. You'll get a lot of opinions (answers).
Fair winds and following seas.