to help us go off grid with solar and wind
We are now on the water! And we are excited to announce that 'Little Rascal' does float!
We have our basics all up and running; we have hot and cold water, we have a bed, a bath, a gas cooker, and we have electricity. Now we are doing all the carpentry to make the boat into a proper little home.
Our dream is to be as self-sufficient as possible. And the next step is to use the sun and wind to provide us with our main source of energy. We are planning on having two separate solar systems, one that heats our water directly, the other that provides us with electricity so we don’t have to use too much oil running the engine . This coupled with a small turbine ont roof that will also provide us with hot water and electricity, should give us most of the energy we will need.
We are running low on funds
These are things we weren’t able to budget for, partly because we didn’t really know too much about them at the time and what was possibile and partly because we just had to concentrate on the basics.
But now we are in the swing of it all we would love to get this up and running. Not only for our own pleasure but once its all complete and working efficiently we plan to hold small gatherings, talks and performances, hopefully also holding youth projects using the boat as a way of showing an alternative and an awareness for our relationship with nature and ecologies.
So we have come up with a plan, it involves you and goes a little like this.
We would like to open our home to you in return for a donation. We plan to have the boat fully finished come the summer of 2016. At which time we will be hosting guests through airbnb.
If you book now
Below are a list of short holidays and get aways that we are offering, please pick which ever one you prefer to do. It could be for yourself or as a gift to someone else. Alternatively you can always contact us directly if you have a specific adventure in mind that we haven’t thought of, and we can see what we can do.
It works a bit like a pledge, or a pre-booking system. If you book your holiday for next year. Don’t worry you don’t have to decided on a date just yet. This can be something we arrange a little closer to the time.
you can prebook a holiday, a meal or some such adventure with us as detailed below, but if you have any other ideas or narrowboating dreams please suggets it to us and we will see what we can arrange for you.
We have come up with a few ideas below which you can prebook through the website and