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Narrowboat Life: Discover Life Afloat on the Inland Waterways
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Narrowboat Life: Discover Life Afloat on the Inland Waterways (Paperback)

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'A colourful and comprehensive guide to life on the waterways. Practical, pretty and accessible, it's charmingly designed while providing excellent advice.'

BBC Countryfile Magazine



Full-time life on a narrowboat is a novelty for so many of us, and is endlessly fascinating. How do people downsize their lives and belongings into what looks like a large, crayon-coloured floating toy-box? Narrowboat Life answers all the questions we've wanted to ask about the ins and outs of liveaboard life on the inland waterways.



The book is filled with beautiful, enthralling photography of the waterways themselves, the narrowboats that occupy them and, most importantly, every nook and cranny of their insides. Should you become seduced, the author gives solid hands-on advice about how to make a narrowboat (or widebeam, cruiser or small Dutch barge) your home.



Accompanying these absorbing images, the playful and always informative text satisfies our curiosity to know, among other things:



* How do you fit all of your stuff into such a restricted space?

* How much does a narrowboat cost?

* How do you hold down a job if you're always on the move?

* Does s/he (the cat, dog, parrot) live on the boat as well?

* Is it cold in the winter?



This revised edition of Narrowboat Life features new and expanded sections on ecological living on the waterways - recycling, upcycling and living green - and the costs of living aboard in cities and countryside versus living on-land, as well as new 'step-aboard' profiles of more beautiful boats.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyHome & GardenInterior designInterior design, decor & style guidesMind, Body & SpiritSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBoatingTransportShips & shipping: general interestNarrowboats & canals Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 02/05/2019 ISBN-13: 9781472963659  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Jim Batty is a photographer, graphic designer and writer who has lived on, worked on and continuously cruised a 53-foot narrowboat with his partner and their cat for the past nine years. The book answers a distillation of all the queries he has fielded on an almost daily basis since moving aboard - through towpath and lockside conversations with young couples, those close to retirement, single men and women of all ages, young families, tourists, as well as talking with a host of inquisitive (and initially uncomprehending) friends, relatives and colleagues. Everyone, it seems, wants to know exactly what the live aboard life is like: inside and out.

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