La Vagabond guy worked in the mines in WA to save up for his boat. they talk about the money challenge a bit on the vids.
Delos always have a bunch of crew- maybe some of them pay to sail....
My family of four sold
our house to buy boat and now get by on a couple of small internet
based businesses that make us about $800 AUD a week. We could survive on less but we go into to marinas
a fair bit and eat out and whatnot. Like many liveaboards, my husband can build and fix most things, but we take work
breaks so he can go back to work when we need to pay for something big. You meet folks doing it on all sorts of income ranges and in all sorts of situations from those who don't need much, live off fish
, refrain from motoring and never go into marinas
, to those doing it while still trying to pay land-lubber bills like insurance
, rates, mortgages on their houses and cars. Basically it seems where there is a will there is a way despite financial circumstances