Trading the simple life on land for the open sea might come at a cost – but a resident living on a sailboat would have it no other way.
Because paradise cannot be priced.
“Here’s how much it costs us per month to live on our sailboat,” explained Carly, half of (@thesaltygypsies) as she danced with Mike, her discovery partner.
As she fired up her grill at sunset in her backyard — or marina — it wasn’t hard to see why she was willing to shell out cash for her seafaring lifestyle.
“I wouldn’t trade this life of freedom for anything,” the boat owner declared – even as she detailed the associated fees.
That included $500 to $600 a month for marina costs — depending on hydropower — and upkeep, which varies but averages around $500.
Carly opened up their stash on board and admitted they’re spending around $550 on them too Groceries.
She kept adding to the list of fees she was willing to pay for her freedom: “About $50 to $300 for diesel, depending on how often we drive.”
Adding another $8 a month for propane brought the total to $1,658 a month.
But who can put a price on the kind of happiness experienced as the couple sailed into the sunset – literally.
Curious followers of the freedom-loving couple had questions about how they cruise the rest of the year: “How about winter?”
“Hello, we have electric heaters on the dock and a kerosene stove for cruising. We will soon add a wood-burning stove for cozy nights,” the water dweller explained his plans.
Another follower wanted more of these seafaring favorites: “Boat tour, please.”
“Soon, stay tuned!” To the delight of her viewers, Carly gushed about upcoming projects that are in the works.
“How do you make a living?” asked a viewer of how they support their life on the water.
The answer might make some happy when they hear that the dream of living on a boat could come true if done right.
“We both have regular jobs — waitress, flight attendant and Mike is in the Navy — but we’re working to make a living off our savings,” she explained.