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Old 03-20-2011, 02:37 AM   #21
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There was a time in my life

when I thought I would like to live on a boat for a year. Someone already mentioned this, living in a large city on the water - convenient, unique, less expensive perhaps.

As time passes I realize that is one dream that I'll have to pass on as an adventure. As a permanent living arrangement I don't think so. For the same reasons others have mentioned - boring and would feel like a prisoner...besides, where would I be without my cats?

Having always been a city girl I'm still amazed at myself how quickly and favorably I've taken to the country. I live in our childhood home (LONG story) at the end of town, at the end of a dead-end street, tucked between two streams at the bottom of a hill - all this and only 45 km from the capital city, Budapest. My cats have never been happier, I'm learning gardening and the air is fresh. This year I'm planning to start a crop of asparagus and perhaps learn to make cheese as there are still a few producers in the village with cows.

Plan for the long term and always remain flexible. Life is constantly changing.

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Old 03-20-2011, 03:14 AM   #22
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Interesting first post, Isadora. Welcome.

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Old 03-20-2011, 07:52 AM   #23
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This is a similar idea to "The World" cruise ship that was launched maybe 5 years ago. For a couple of million $ you get a 1200sq foot suite. The ship constantly travels the world staying in port for periods up to a week or two. There would also be pretty hefty fees to pay ongoing.
Sounded pretty good to us at first but we agreed that it would get pretty boring pretty fast. I suspect the whole idea has taken a bit of a hit due to the financial crises. The river boat sounds even less appealing.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:28 PM   #24
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I did some checking into this and it turns out that you can buy a 2/4/6/12 month ownership. For us a 2 month deal may be good, it costs $54.6k with a $1600 HOA. I could see doing January and February tooling around the warmer part of the country. They are sending me the info. Doing that and the RV'ing thing around north America for a few months and then hanging around MA in the Summer sounds fun. FYI New England has very nice summer.

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