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originally posted by: MagnaCarta2015
a reply to: TinySickTears
Yeah you see them moored up along canals all the time, the boats are called barges in the UK.
A lot of people rent them for holidays.
originally posted by: Lagomorphe
Barges my dear...
My family had one yonks ago back in the 70s and we are not Gippos...
Just enjoyed the canals...
Since a few years now, there is a distinctive fourth group of seafaring people. These are young kids in their twenties and thirties with left-wing progressive views, disenchanted with the capitalist system, and the middle class standards in the United States of America, seeking alternative ways of off-grid living, self sufficiency, and ultimate freedom.
Recently, owning and maintain a boat has become more affordable than ever thanks to the development of new cheaper technologies, the access to on-line information about how to build and repair a boat, and to the global economic collapse. Boat prices have dropped dramatically.
Thus, young rebellious kids can now get an older used boat for as little as a few hundred dollars and fix it up on a very low budget using all sorts of recycled materials, even junk, and go exploring the world.