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I Live On A Boat In London — & It Cost Me $107,000

One 30-year-old woman shows us around her London houseboat which she shares with her boyfriend and her 2-year-old son.

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In Refinery29's Sweet Digs, we take a look inside the sometimes small, sometimes spacious homes of millennial women. In today's episode, 30-year-old Alice Lockspeiser shows off her houseboat, which she shares with her boyfriend and her 2-year-old son.
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So how exactly does one couple and their 2-year-old son decide to live on a boat? For 30-year-old Alice Lockspeiser and her boyfriend, the location made sense. "We wanted to live more self-sustainably," Lockspeiser says. "After my boyfriend moved out of his home he made in the forest we were looking for alternative living solutions and decided on a boat."
The couple decided on a $85,000 Starline boat made in Coventry, spent three months building out the interior for less than $20,000, installed solar panels, and plopped their new home in a wharf in London. They spent an additional $10,000 to paint the boat, several thousand for the crane for transport, and $1,000 for an annual license to have the boat on waterways. Now, aside from the cost of fuel and power, "it's virtually free," Lockspeiser says. And for the two-bedroom, one-bathroom space with views, a pretty sweet deal. Watch Lockspeiser show off her leopard-print home in the video above.

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High rent, small spaces, nosy neighbors — we put up with A LOT of things to live where we love. In Sweet Digs, Refinery29 gets a peek inside the homes of the coolest people we know, from tiny studios to sprawling houses, and ask the real questions like, "Wait, HOW much is your rent?"

How Much Living In A Boat Costs In LondonReleased on October 1, 2018
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High rent, small spaces, nosy neighbors — we put up with A LOT of things to live where we love. In Sweet Digs, Refinery29 gets a peek inside the homes of the coolest people we know, from tiny studios to sprawling houses, and ask the real questions like, "Wait, HOW much is your rent?"

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