On being productive

One of the issues I find most intriguing working on Float by Boat is the idea of being productive. Somewhere along the line I’ve adopted an unconscious attitude that is very subtle, deep-rooted and, in all likelihood, common. When I first dreamed up FbB, my...

Volunteering in Calais

Hand of compassion, channel of peace For all exiles and outcasts, the displaced, squatters and castaways, the homeless and stateless… Two themes have established as aspirations within me for 2016; being a ‘hand of compassion’ and a ‘channel of peace’. They were...

Foraging and wild food

The emerald-lined waterways thread seams of intact flora and fauna where man’s manipulation is at a minimum.  Wild plants and animals flourish more freely here than in built-up or agricultural areas, making canals ideal places to forage for edible wild plants and...

Menus for special diets

Want to cook a romantic meal for a diet-following loved one? Got a family member who’s celiac or diabetic? Here’s a FbB article guest-written on food blog from-our-kitchen.com There are loads of resources out there with nutritional advice and information about...

Rooftop Garden

From the very moment I envisaged living on a narrowboat, one of the things that intrigued me most was how I would use the roof space.  Once the dream bounced into reality, I found myself looking out over a 70ft by 7ft wide steel space, with all kinds of ideas popping...

Journey to the Shropshire Union canal

What a beautiful place!? Come and see it for yourself… One of the amazing aspects of living afloat is that home can move.  It’s the chance to get to know new parts of the country and explore yet unseen places.  It’s the comforts of home but the freedom to be...

Narrowboat eco-break – as seen in Vegetarian Living

What’s it like to live on a narrowboat? Find out on a meditative eco-break aboard our narrowboat, Spirited Away, as described by Vegetarian Living magazine in their February 2014 edition.     Living on Britain’s inland waterways is an increasingly...

Winter Boat-mate Wanted

Space available from October – February £40 per week per person, including most rates and bills Fully furnished Non-smoking Vegetarian Communal living Boat-mate Wanted from October to February Hi, my name is Tor and I’m a live-aboard boater who runs a small...

Meditate on Water…

Here’s a beautifully crafted article published in Inspired Times magazine that brings a Float by Boat stay to life.             Meditate on water… Sunrise meditation, wholesome homemade food and symphonic tunes of nature all...

Delighting in delicious nosh

Spinach & Hazelnut Lasagne for dinner on Friday On Saturday, Spring Vegetable Fritatta for lunch then Aubergine & Chick Pea Tagine for dinner Sunday lunchtime will be Grilled Mozerella, Tomato & Avocado Polenta slices And a daily loaf of freshly baked...