I have not lived on board, but my best friend did when I was a teenager. He lived on a 36' catamaran with his aunt and uncle. I thought it was so cool, and spent a lot of time on board with them.
Like many others, I have way too much stuff to leave shore for good, although I fantasize about it.
Crazy Fish, I recommend Channel Islands Marina for your move. Plenty of slips at reasonable prices, and the islands are just off shore. Beautiful up here.
Odyssey, '79 CSY 44 Cutter
Channel Islands, CA
"There is no unhappiness like the misery of sighting land (and work) again after a cheerful, careless voyage."