For Sale

Float by Boat is for sale Continue what we’ve started: A unique opportunity **Spirited Away was sold in April 2017 and is therefore no longer available. However, we’d still love to see the Float by Boat dream kept alive and do sincerely believe in the...

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

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...