Very seriously, we’re looking at buying a houseboat.

Reasons for:

  • They’re detached
  • Generally have a fabulous river view
  • You can just move your entire house if you hate your neighbours
  • Cheap (c. £100k-£200k for 2-3 bedrooms)

Reasons against:

  • Mooring fees
  • Bottled gas
  • Possible problems getting a telephone line 
  • If poorly converted, they can be cold & damp
  • Having to been replated / repainted in a dry dock every 5 years

So far, the best sites I’ve found are & and these deal in houseboats for sale in London.

Books? Not a lot that I’ve found so far: