{houseboat love}

Ok by now...I can safely assume that anyone who stops by knows that I long to live by the sea! It's where my heart and soul belong. HOWEVER my husband does not necessarily share my sentiment....but I think I may have found a solution!!!
I am always thinking about, planning for and saving for our retirement...never mind that I am only 34 years old! I am kind of one of those people that plans for and budgets for every little thing...even though I don't always stay totally on the budget!!! I know retirement is my only way outta here during our super long, dark, cold winters! He won't move permanently and I have to have some reprive.....Sooo...I have decided that we should buy a houseboat! Cheaper than house on the water and oh so cute~

We can stay there for 3 months out of the year and rent it out for the rest of the time.

What do you think?!!

What do they say about pipe dreams??? But I say...well if you don't have a plan and dreams than what do you have?

Key West houseboats....you can bet I'm going to find these when we go in December flickr
Just look how colorful~
I didn't even know such things existed~
I mean they even have loungers and adirondacks!! It's like a whole new possibility opened up for retirement...or before:)

Just look how cute the "gardens" are! It's just so perfect...no yard work... just hang out and take care of your potted gardens~

I could definatley get into this lifestyle~
I would just sit and enjoy my vino watching the boats go by! How perfect~


Well there you have it...now you'll know where to find me when I retire!!!

If you know of anyone who lives on a houseboat or you happen to live on a houseboat, I'd love to hear from you!!!

Have a happy day~

"Nothing happens unless first we dream." Carl Sandburg


  1. I think boat houses are cool. I love the photos you found. The last pic with the gray/taupe and yellow - nice!

    I love your plan - I think it's totally doable!

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  3. house boats are so cute ! I say there is nothing wrong with dreaming. It is lifelong dream for me to live by the sea. Once I moved out of the bend and got back to Cali I got a bit closer and I am still working on getting even closer to the sea. In the meantime, little getaways satisfy my soul. I hope your dreams come true, yout houseboat awaits darling!

  4. I think it's an awesome idea and an affordable one too. Key West would be a great place to spend the winter months! For me privacy could be an issue, but I love the idea of being so close by, well on the water really.

  5. I don't blame you one bit and I hope you get your dream! Good for you for planning ahead for it.

  6. well I am sold let's go house boat shopping I can totally see us both living like that! we can be neighbors and then we can just stroll right over to each others house down the boardwalk! How fun would that be. I saw a show on hgtv one time and they were showing a house boat like those in Seattle.


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