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Who was it that said " no man is an island".


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I have lived aboard for better thanthree years. My "hobby" is maintenance. I average about two hours a day year round on boat fixing.

My boat is far from simple but I'm not complaining about the work. If I didn't have my boat I'd probably be rotting in some condo in Florida.
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We have a guy at my dock living on an old 22' boat for several years now. He works hard as a waiter and the boat goes nowhere and probably has 2ft. of growth on it. He reads a lot of books and has simple tastes and enjoys the life at the docks. He has no maintenance expense except the occasional tube of silicon and simply pays his dock fee and the basics each month and seems quite happy.
So...if that is what appeals to you...it can be done. He is one of the few I've met and most single guys living at the dock tend to be just "temps" or have some sort of socialization problem and tend to move on to the next place once they've worn out their welcome.

Couples living that sort of lifestyle are even rarer as it is most unusual to find two such types married to each other!

My comments here are limited to those who live aboard at a dock...not cruising singles or couples.
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Well said.

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While I can see how one's footprint would be far smaller than living on land, It is all relative, and I'm starting to think that contrary to myth, often it is far from a really minimalist lifestyle.
A minimalist lifestyle goes with the person not the place. You can live in a cabin or an apartment and be a minimalist in both places. I am a live-aboard for over thirty years and still donít have TV, GPS or anything else thatís considered standard equipment today. But I do have maintenance on the boat and her equipment and it looks like my cost is much less then yours because I do it all myself. I think self reliance and a minimalist life style go together.
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A minimalist lifestyle goes with the person not the place... I think self reliance and a minimalist life style go together.
I think this says it all.
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free - Jean Paul Sarte is the author of that quote.

No, he isn't.
It is from a poem by John Donne.
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John Donne died hundreads of years before Jean Paul Sarte was born. I'll stand with my info.

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Yes, it is by Donne, don't know why I'm stuck on Sartre. Must be a brain fart!

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Free, is the heart, that lives not, in fear.
Full, is the spirit, that thinks not, of falling.
True, is the soul, that hesitates not, to give.
Alive, is the one, that believes, in love.
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I think this says it all.
I agree with Robert too.

I am trying to be more of a minimalist, it's hard though.

What are you pretending not to know ?

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