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1606 clicks; posted to Business » on 19 Sep 2020 at 7:17 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-09-19 3:58:54 PM  
From comments: "Imagine spending a million pounds to live in a hallway"
 
2020-09-19 5:36:02 PM  

mjjt: From comments: "Imagine spending a million pounds to live in a hallway"


I used to dream of living in a hallway. It would have been like a palace to us.
 
2020-09-19 5:59:33 PM  
"Holland Park! HOLLAND PARK!"

obscure?
 
2020-09-19 6:49:01 PM  
For a fraction of that you can own a narrow canal boat that's 2 feet wider, 60 feet long, and moor it in central London.
 
2020-09-19 6:56:26 PM  

markie_farkie: For a fraction of that you can own a narrow canal boat that's 2 feet wider, 60 feet long, and moor it in central London.


Have you seen what mooring fees are in central London? And the waiting list?
 
2020-09-19 7:29:16 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: markie_farkie: For a fraction of that you can own a narrow canal boat that's 2 feet wider, 60 feet long, and moor it in central London.

Have you seen what mooring fees are in central London? And the waiting list?


Its apparently a secret since you're keeping it to yourself.

Or, are you asking for the price?
 
2020-09-19 7:35:25 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: Carter Pewterschmidt: markie_farkie: For a fraction of that you can own a narrow canal boat that's 2 feet wider, 60 feet long, and moor it in central London.

Have you seen what mooring fees are in central London? And the waiting list?

Its apparently a secret since you're keeping it to yourself.

Or, are you asking for the price?


It used to be a great option - buy a Dutch, steel built boat rather than a very old English one, and moor it near Canary Wharf.

So what are the fees these days?
 
2020-09-19 7:56:26 PM  
Everything is at your fingertips
 
2020-09-19 8:43:08 PM  

markie_farkie: For a fraction of that you can own a narrow canal boat that's 2 feet wider, 60 feet long, and moor it in central London.


50/2 is a fraction.
 
2020-09-19 8:52:02 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: mjjt: From comments: "Imagine spending a million pounds to live in a hallway"

I used to dream of living in a hallway. It would have been like a palace to us.


Our father used to wake us up at half past three in the morning to go work 20 hours in a gravel quarry for tuppence a week to feed the 29 of us!
 
2020-09-19 9:09:12 PM  
Where is the garden shed located?  Close to mass transit?
 
2020-09-19 9:40:26 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: mjjt: From comments: "Imagine spending a million pounds to live in a hallway"

I used to dream of living in a hallway. It would have been like a palace to us.


Yorkshire is ~200 miles north of that.  And use those miles when you can.  They were exempted when you were in the EU, if they ever let you back in they won't let you use miles (or pints) again.
 
2020-09-19 9:56:41 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: Carter Pewterschmidt: markie_farkie: For a fraction of that you can own a narrow canal boat that's 2 feet wider, 60 feet long, and moor it in central London.

Have you seen what mooring fees are in central London? And the waiting list?

Its apparently a secret since you're keeping it to yourself.

Or, are you asking for the price?


Moorings in London are not cheap, and most marinas have long waiting lists. £12k to £16k a year fees are common. And many, especially some around Docklands, do not allow living aboard full time.
 
2020-09-19 10:01:33 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: Carter Pewterschmidt: mjjt: From comments: "Imagine spending a million pounds to live in a hallway"

I used to dream of living in a hallway. It would have been like a palace to us.

Yorkshire is ~200 miles north of that.  And use those miles when you can.  They were exempted when you were in the EU, if they ever let you back in they won't let you use miles (or pints) again.


Why would we ever want to go back in?

And funny how so many Farkers criticise Brexit and claim the EU doesn't affect sovereignty or independence, but you happily talk about the EU "not allowing" us to do something. You just admitted the EU can impose laws onto countries. Why would we want to join a body that can order us to stop doing something?
 
2020-09-19 10:03:36 PM  
I always thought queue was a funny word.
 
2020-09-19 10:17:34 PM  

kdawg7736: I always thought queue was a funny word.


It's the letter 'Q' followed by four silent letters.
 
2020-09-19 11:29:38 PM  
If I was younger and single I'd live in something like this.  Not at this price though.
 
2020-09-20 4:05:58 AM  
3Br/1Ba? And not even a half bath on the ground floor...

It's got to be at least 3Br/2.5Ba to fetch that kind of price.
 
2020-09-20 6:21:57 AM  

mjjt: Ketchuponsteak: Carter Pewterschmidt: markie_farkie: For a fraction of that you can own a narrow canal boat that's 2 feet wider, 60 feet long, and moor it in central London.

Have you seen what mooring fees are in central London? And the waiting list?

Its apparently a secret since you're keeping it to yourself.

Or, are you asking for the price?

It used to be a great option - buy a Dutch, steel built boat rather than a very old English one, and moor it near Canary Wharf.

So what are the fees these days?


No clue. I was curious myself, not that I contemplate the option, just curious.

Looked it up for Denmark, its about 1000USD per month outside of Copenhagen. So, farking expensive.
 
2020-09-20 6:31:30 AM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Ketchuponsteak: Carter Pewterschmidt: markie_farkie: For a fraction of that you can own a narrow canal boat that's 2 feet wider, 60 feet long, and moor it in central London.

Have you seen what mooring fees are in central London? And the waiting list?

Its apparently a secret since you're keeping it to yourself.

Or, are you asking for the price?

Moorings in London are not cheap, and most marinas have long waiting lists. £12k to £16k a year fees are common. And many, especially some around Docklands, do not allow living aboard full time.


Looking it up, I can see Copenhagen can be done for about 4k pounds a year.

You still have to purchase the boat, have it maintained and purchase the lot.

Still cheaper than an apartment, which doesn't matter, since its very hard to find apartments for rent anyway in larger Danish cities.
 
2020-09-20 8:01:38 AM  
I like it. If I had the £ and the visa, I'd do it.
 
2020-09-20 9:27:34 AM  

markie_farkie: For a fraction of that you can own a narrow canal boat that's 2 feet wider, 60 feet long, and moor it in central London.


Does the canal boat have 5 levels?
 
2020-09-20 10:35:26 AM  

12349876: markie_farkie: For a fraction of that you can own a narrow canal boat that's 2 feet wider, 60 feet long, and moor it in central London.

Does the canal boat have 5 levels?


Depends on the tide.
 
2020-09-20 12:22:09 PM  

12349876: Does the canal boat have 5 levels?


No, but some of the higher end models do have four deep fryers, one for each part of the chicken.
 
2020-09-20 10:18:34 PM  
Don't think of the house as being narrow. Think of it as being formatted for mobile browsers.
 
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