After some soul searching, long discussions, and deep decision making Doug & I have decided that we are going to make a BIG leap for our family. We have a 5 year plan, possibly sooner, to sell all of our possessions, our home, and buy a house boat to travel and homeschool on. We have grand plans for business, adventure, and a life we have always dreamed of.
When Doug and I first met we were both water lovers through and through. He grew up boating and fishing and his life turned into fishing and building fishing rods –> Dk Custom Rods <–. I grew up in a family where our vacations during the summer were always to the beaches or Caribbean islands, I simply couldn’t get enough sun and sand.
My goal in life was to move to Florida and live where I could go to the beach with my family as often as I ever wanted. We do that currently but we want to take it a step forward. We will be selling everything we own, minus a few small keepsakes which we’ll store safely, and buy a dream house boat to take our little man on and explore the world as we homeschool!
We are going to be sharing our journey with you from getting ready, prepping what we need, selling our household items, selling our house, buying our boat, and the life aboard! This space will evolve as our journey evolves but should you ever have a question don’t hesitate to reach out to us via e-mail @ KiddsOnABoat@Gmail.com. We will be adding our favorite items to our “Favorites” page, freebies for travel tips and homeschooling on the goal, we have YouTube goals, and each of our businesses DkCustomRods & AtHomeEntrepreneur will make cameos on here for awhile.
We have every intention of working towards speeding our time line up, but we know some things must be taken care of first. If you have questions, at any point, throughout our journey don’t hesitate to reach out! We are excited and can not wait to take on the BIGGEST dream we have for our family!
I love this! It sounds like it was a big and difficult decision. I don’t have kids yet, but I’m a linguist. I know that they cultural and language experiences your children will have will bring so many huge advantages to their future! I’m following your website so I can read more! I’m excited for you guys as you start this journey!
It was a decision we have both secretly wanted for all of our lives, it was a matter of saying it out loud I guess lol. We are very excited, thanks for following along!
This sounds so cool! Your kids will be so well rounded from all that travel. Wow!
Wow! I’ve talked to a lot of people who live in RVs full time, but a house boat sounds so awesome! WHat a great experience for your family!
Wow. This is so interesting! The kiddos are gonna have such a unique outlook on life
Wow, I think it’s great that your husband and you have decided to live the life you want, such a great adventurer for your children! How many children get to live on a houseboat?!
We have one little one that will be living aboard with us!
Can’t wait to follow along with your adventures!
Thanks for following along!
This sounds SO dreamy! I love it. Excited to see how it unfolds for you.
This sounds amazing to me! I raised my kids abroad as expats. They never lived in the US until they were 9 and 12. I think it gave them a great perspective on life.
That sounds so exciting! I LOVE traveling and we can’t wait to take our little along for this journey!
That’s awesome! You could go anywhere!
We intend to do a LOT of traveling!
For realz, this is the coolest idea! Way to chase your dreams! i can’t wait to follow along for more!
Thanks for following along!
How exciting!!! My daughter is constantly asking us to sell it all so we can live in an RV. I think she would also go for the boat idea!
You should totally do it! It is amazing to just be free to move about whenever!
This kind of sounds a little like something my husband and I have talked about, the only difference is that we want to do it RV style and not on the water. We already homeschool so we love the flexibility that would give us to just pick up with the kiddos and go. It’s the financial piece for us that we have to get into place. We also have a five year plan as well.
That’s so exciting!! We talked at great length about buying an RV to travel and teach from, but we both have such a deep love for the water and tropical places we think this will be the best fit for us as a family. I hope you all DO the RV and homeschooling life. Sit, talk, plan, and go for it!
Amazing! Love it when people go after their dreams and make a plan! We’re doing similar. While sailing is on our 5-10 year list we’re going to be restoring an Airstream and traveling the country for a few years first!