THIS couple decided to take the plunge and buy a narrow boat – and they’ve managed to save thousands of pounds.

Georgia Hunt and Kieran Pearson left their one bedroom apartment in Nottingham and have begun living life on the waves – with some amazing benefits.

The couple have managed to save thousands each month

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The couple have managed to save thousands each monthCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
Georgia and Kieran love their new home

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Georgia and Kieran love their new homeCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk

Despite having no heating or bath, the couple have saved an astounding £1,160 per month – and the boat comes with some serious perks.

Georgia says: “People might say we are mad to leave behind the comfort of our nice pad, but the boat is really great and we are saving £13,000 a year.”

Despite not having some luxuries other houses and flats have, the pair have some pretty sweet benefits.

Georgia said: “We have to buy wood for the stove every so often, which is about £5, but my dad usually gives it to us for free.

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“We even have free use of a washing machine with mooring costs, and vacuuming the whole home takes about ten minutes.”

They have no water bills, as the cost is covered with their mooring charge.

The pair also use solar panels for electricity, meaning incredibly low electric each month.

But the boat does have a few extra costs, despite having numerous money saving advantages.

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The couple have to pay for firewood and mooring costs, which range from £3,000 to £15,000 per year.

They’ve also given up some luxuries from land, including hot baths, full length mirrors and more.

Georgia says: “The best thing about the boat is having the liberty to move anywhere we please.

“It is such a cool, alternative way of living and allows us to see way more of the UK than ever. Our best journey has been the move from Nottingham to Birmingham, which took four days.

“But it’s not always easy. My biggest mistake was losing control of the boat on a really windy day on the River Trent and being pushed sideways, nearly hitting a river bank.”

Rather than miss nights out with mates, the boat has given the couple an unusual social life.

Georgia says: “Our marina has a designated garden for each mooring spot, so we have friends around a lot for barbecues and for boat days out.

“We have had a summer boat party where we take about 12 of our friends to Birmingham city centre on the boat. It took a few hours to travel around, and we did a pub crawl.”

The pair adore their new home, which also lets them travel

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The pair adore their new home, which also lets them travelCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
The tiny kitchen is perfectly sized for the couple

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The tiny kitchen is perfectly sized for the coupleCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
Solar panels allow the couple to save money

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Solar panels allow the couple to save moneyCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk

This post first appeared on thesun.co.uk

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