Living on a boat isn't such a cheap choice: Taking to the water can be romantic, but the expenses soon mount up
Narrow boat enthusiasts are gathering today for Britainâ€™s biggest canal boat show. And many of those attending the four-day event in Crick, Northamptonshire, will be looking at a boat as a home rather than merely a hobby.
While some take to the water as a lifestyle choice, others see boats as a cheaper alternative to buying or renting a property.
A second-hand 50ft narrow boat â€“ usually suited to a couple â€“ will cost from Â£30,000 upwards to buy, depending on age and condition.