On 14 Nov 2012 at 12:43pm Cat in the hat wrote:
has anyone ever lived on a houseboat in lewes? Is there suitable mooring for this in lewes
On 14 Nov 2012 at 1:31pm Pete wrote:
Plenty of space when the floods come.....
On 14 Nov 2012 at 2:47pm Cat in the hat wrote:
Do you have idea when the flood is coming? In all seriousness is there any mooring for a small house boat. Looking into the possibility of changing from a flat to a live on the water for the experience.
On 14 Nov 2012 at 2:49pm Cat in the hat wrote:
Really do need to check my posts before posting. Sorry for the grammar and spelling errors
On 14 Nov 2012 at 3:37pm Mr Forks wrote:
You would need planning permission for a mooring to enable you to live on the boat. This would be refused by the SDNPA, as have similar applications recently. Best buy a tent fella!
On 14 Nov 2012 at 3:40pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Wasn't one of the existing moorings past the Snowy up for rent or sale not to long ago? If memory serves, the price they were asking it would have been cheaper to buy a moderate sized house.
On 14 Nov 2012 at 4:00pm Mr Forks wrote:
The permission for that set of moorings also explicity states that occupiers cannot stay overnight i.e. use as a houseboat.
Now run along and buy a tent!
On 14 Nov 2012 at 4:33pm Cat in the hat wrote:
Why do you all have such an issue with house boats?
On 14 Nov 2012 at 4:41pm Mr Forks wrote:
I don't, just cant stand Dr Seuss characters!
On 14 Nov 2012 at 4:43pm Pete wrote:
I quite like house boats, but I don't think the Ouse is the place for one. I've been watching that canal barge renovation programme on TV, which is very good, and most of their boats are in the Midlands. I think I would prefer a house boat to a tent though !
On 14 Nov 2012 at 5:02pm Cat in the hat wrote:
Personally feel it would be nice to see some boats in the river. Considering lewes used to be a port i feel it's a shame we don't use the river as much anymore
On 14 Nov 2012 at 5:18pm mr floater wrote:
Try meeching boat yard, denton island, newhaven ,, Lots of people live on house boats there and its a great place with great people ,,Cheap moorings ,and theres a few boats for sale down there ,, well worth a look ,hope this helps .
On 14 Nov 2012 at 6:16pm Cat in the hat wrote:
Yeah I heard itā??s decent place there but Iā??ve lived in lewes all my life and want to stay here. Not really fussed if itā??s not possible but just thought Iā??d ask if itā??d been done, as would definitely consider it.
On 14 Nov 2012 at 7:12pm Ducatipete wrote:
I moor my narrowboat Nr Rugby in a marina but this is not for residential use but we can stay for a few nights without a problem. Strict planning regulations apply. When cruising canals near large towns you will see groups of "rat boats" like new age travelers who will be moved on. I would like to see more boating on the upper tidal Ouse.
On 14 Nov 2012 at 7:49pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Go and buy or rent a house, and pay your Council tax like the rest of us. Or perhaps you want to opt out of walking the streets, using the NHS or fire or police services?
On 14 Nov 2012 at 9:44pm Sceptic wrote:
That was a bitchy thing to say Sussex Jim. There's nothing wrong in wanting to live on a houseboat and its got nothing to do with opting out of council tax it's just a more peaceful way to live. So good luck Cat in the Hat I hope you get what you want but I don't think you will have any luck with the planning they think the river is just for wildlife.
On 14 Nov 2012 at 10:51pm Cat in the hat wrote:
I currently pay council tax and national insurance. I would keep my standard 9-5 office job just fancy giving the life on the water a go. I'm pretty certain the people with sensible answers are right, not a chance with planning regs. Just thought it was worth asking if it'd been down in Lewes before.
On 15 Nov 2012 at 12:00pm Jane S wrote:
Sussex Jim, I lived on a houseboat (not on the Ouse) and we paid our council tax just like everyone else, plus eye-watering mooring fees to the mooring owner. Good luck, Cat in the Hat - worth at least talking to the Council.
On 15 Nov 2012 at 3:26pm Mr Forks wrote:
Really NOT worth talking to the Council!
On 15 Nov 2012 at 4:59pm Sceptic wrote:
Why! are you or one of your friends on it?
On 16 Nov 2012 at 7:20pm brixtonbelle wrote:
I've wondered the same thing CITH. Seems an awful waste of moorings if they aren't used and it's a relatively cheap way of getting a home. Houseboat communities are often very creative and offer a different way of living for quite a few. Maybe the council/ waterways authority would have to provide facilities for boaters to slop out ? And does a river have to be navigable to permit houseboats ? or any sort of boat with living accomodation ? There is a morring for sale still I think -past the Snowdrop, near the bridge/ roundabout. Probably a bit noisy near the road, but it was on for about 20k I think. The person who owned it also advertsied it on here. I would definitely check it out, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. But speak to planning authorities and river authorities before you buy the mooring. Oh and doubt very much you would get a mortgage...
On 18 Nov 2012 at 4:49pm gisajob wrote:
There's a mooring for sale in Lewes right now - contact Wycherleys via link below.
Check it out here »