Living Aboard: Three Months In

Brian’s mom raised both eyebrows when I showed her the handheld dish sprayer we connected to the bathroom sink to use for showering. “Can you really get clean with that?” People are curious about the details of this way of life, and have a hard time imagining themselves in our shoes. When it comes to day-to-day changes we’ve adopted since the boat became our house, the shower situation is just the beginning. Coming and going requires climbing a steep ladder. We sleep in a tall, cushioned shelf called a berth. The hatches and portlights we unbolt for “air conditioning” must...

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