We completely enjoyed living aboard
, mostly while cruising. They are two entirely different experiences of course. At a marina, your experience will depend a lot on how many conveniences you have on your board and the local seasons/climate. Showers and laundry
are two biggies. If you have a boat were you can do either or both it is easier. Here where it is rainy and cool/cold three seasons, going up to the showers is an adjustment, as is finding a place to do laundry
if your marina does not have one. Even then it is different to not just letting it sit in your washer/dryer at home and getting to it when you feel like it. Living aboard
you have to deal with it all the way through.
We have many happy liveaboards here though who wouldn't trade
it for anything. And most don't have showers or washing
machines on board.
One issue you will need to deal with in a cooler climate is moisture. You need to keep good air flow when cooking
or showering or you will have mildew issues sooner or later. But all doable.
The people who don't understand it probably never will. Good on ya for going for it. It is very freeing to get rid of the house and yard and live with fewer things you really don't need.