7 Reasons to Move onto a Houseboat

December 2021 Own By Boat Trader Web Exclusive

The boating experts at BoatTrader, the nation’s largest marketplace for buying and selling boats, has created a list of reasons why you should sell your home and hit the water! By the time you’re done reading, you’ll be ready to hang up your hat with your honey on a Riverboat Cruiser or board your family on this four bedroom boat. The possibilities are endless!

  1. No Property Tax
    Bank accounts rejoice! Living on a houseboat means you are not responsible for paying a property tax because you are renting based on where you’re docking your boat at any given time. There are other rental fees for keeping your boat docked, but this one will be checked off the list for good.
  2. No Yard Work
  3. No front yard? No lawn to mow and no more weeds to pull! Your view from the front door consists of waves and sunsets now. After all, weekends should be for relaxing.
  4. Stress Relief
    Studies show that being out on the water is a great way to ease anxiety and help with stress relief. When you’re living on a houseboat and water is your backyard, you have the lake, river or ocean to help battle those blues!
  5. Move with the change of seasons
    Not a fan of brisk winters or boiling summers? Living on a boat means you can easily get-up-and-go to wherever the weather suits you! Renting on a monthly basis allows for houseboat owners to travel with the tide as they please. Instead of leaving your homes for months at a time to avoid the weather you dislike most, just pick a different destination to enjoy while you wait out the unwanted.
  6. Simplistic Lifestyle, Less Material Items
    Moving from a house onto a boat means downsizing for most, and with that comes the great feeling of de-cluttering. When you make this change, prepare to ditch the junk for the essentials onboard. Between this process and your peaceful days on the water, prepare to find your inner “zen” like never before.
  7. A New Investment: Rent Out Your Boat
    With the increased interest in the boat sharing marketplace we have just the solution for you when life brings you back to land. Let your new home be an investment that pays you back, with companies like Boatbound, you can rent out your houseboat for a weekend or more and make the most of your time away.

Most people find that the boating community provides a very relaxed and friendly environment at the dock. You can meet people from all over the world (who you already know share your love of boating). New scenery and new friends are a recipe for an exciting life!


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