CASE STUDY: NINA AND PHILIP
NINA and Philip Baptiste bought their historic Leeds Liverpool short boat four years ago.
They lived on it for two years and are now busy restoring it and setting up a small marina in North Yorkshire.
“Living on the water is a wonderful way of life. If you get fed up with the scenery you can move on. It’s an outdoors life and it is also a much more chilled-out existence,” says Nina.
“Moorings are hard to find though. It took us three years to get permission to create some.”
The couple both work in local government and have a property they let out, but Nina says: “I can’t see myself ever living in a house again.”