Welcome to UKHIppy
UKHippy is a long running online community and of likeminded people exploring all interpretations on what it means to be living an alternative lifestyle -- we welcome discussions on everything related to sustainability, the environment, alternative spirituality, music, festivals, politics and more -- membership of this website is free but supported by the community.
That is pretty awesome, I have often thought that one problem with living on water is not being able to grow your own food. However it states that it is a multi million pound island... Fek. Not really attainable for normal peeps sadly.
I wonder if this counts as embracing the crazy as I have mentioned in another thread, I'm thinking it does judging by the lighthouse & little cycling people.
Doh, that makes more sense. I wonder what the rules are for building on water like that. Though it would probably still be easier just to use some land next to the water to grow things on.
That is beyond awesome.
Imagine trying to get planning permission to do that here.
Plannings a.bloody shambles.anyway a steel work factory near where I grew up used to donate shit loads of steel nicknacks bins etc just before.they expanded instant approval
Interesting. Do you need planning permission to build a boat on a lake?
When does a boat become a house?
Do you need planning permission to put a lake on your property?
Could the lake be just slightly larger than you boat/house?
Could they stop you from tethering it to the land?
I would love to live there.
I live on the Laxey river and there's a bit of a decking out the back. It's not over the river it's just at the side. Just big enough for two to sit and watch the world go by. Apparently, we 'own' half the river that runs by our cottage but I just know that if the water board saw our but of decking it would have to come down. I think they might just self implode if we started an island community down there.