House hunters are pushing the boat out

Houseboats are a viable option for those who either find themselves priced out of the housing market, or who are attracted to a more mobile and less restricted way of life

28th February, 2021
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Long boats and barges docked at the 12th lock in Dublin’s Royal Canal Pic: Getty

In the current climate, finding the deposit for an apartment, let alone a house is beyond many young first-time buyers. For those determined to buy their own home, a solution might be to consider living afloat.

The move to living on waterways as opposed to land is now a global phenomenon. After a couple of years on a houseboat or a converted barge, you might find you’ve saved that elusive deposit.

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