You can rent a residential mooring in a private marina or from the navigation authority. Some mooring operators won’t rent out a mooring to a boat owner who lives permanently on their boat. Some boat dwellers live on permanent moorings that are not for residential use.
Is it cheaper to live on a boat then a house?
Note that property taxes and utilities will often cost less on a boat compared to a home. Maintenance and slip fees are what increase the cost of living on a boat the most. For example, marine parts can be expensive and the amount of labor required to install them may be extensive.
Can you live on a boat in the ocean for free?
Theoretically, it’s possible to live on a boat for free. You’ll need to become self-sufficient: invest in free energy and water, find free food sources, avoid taxes; you only anchor in free locations. This is also called seasteading. In practice, it will be difficult to keep your cost of living down.
Can you live permanently on a boat?
Most marinas require an application for you to move aboard permanently. In some areas, liveaboards aren’t permitted or there are long waiting lists. Liveaboard slip fees are usually higher and your insurance rates may increase if your boat becomes your primary residence.