We Save $1350/Month By Living on a Boat in the City | Low Cost Tiny House Living

June 05, 2022 Sailing YouTubers

In this episode we breakdown our monthly housing expenses of living on a sailboat and compare them to the average housing costs in the city we live in.

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The cost of living has risen quickly in the past few years, but we have found some shelter from the high costs of housing! Living in a tiny space has allowed us to decrease our monthly housing expenses far below the average for our area. While we do give up some luxuries and creature comforts in exchange for more affordable housing, the money we are able to save and the enjoyment we get from living aboard makes it all worth it!

We save $1350 per month while living on a boat in the city instead of paying rent for a house. We have lived on our Catalina 30 sailboat for the past 2 years and pay around $650 per month between the two of us. In this episode we breakdown our monthly housing expenses of living on a sailboat and compare them to the average housing costs in the city we live in.

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If you are new to the channel, Blue Moon is a 1978 Catalina 30 sailing vessel which we acquired in 2020. One year later we decided it was time for a road trip and built out a 1998 Delica to drive across the country. Now we live aboard the boat full-time, take weekend trips in the van, and explore this beautiful world.

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The Psychedelic Sky by Marc Torch
0:00 - In this episode
0:22 - How we ended up living on a boat
2:36 - Housing crisis
3:05 - Cost of housing in the city
6:40 - Our monthly housing costs while living on a sailboat
10:41 - How much money we save (house vs boat)
14:38 - Costs & benefits
20:27 - Is it worth it?

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Blue Moon Life

Blue Moon Life
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Jonas and Gillian from the SV Blue Moon share an honest look at the benefits and challenges they are facing as liveaboards and share stories and videos about sailing, liveaboard, travel, and alternative living.