This week we took possession of our rented Council garage, just a few minutes walk from the river on St Matthew's Street. There are several reasons we decided to take this on.
1) We need more storage space for fuel. We would like to be able to burn wood instead of coal whenever possible, but without somewhere to store it (our roof is no use as we have a big solar panel and we are not allowed to use the riverbank) this isn't possible.
2) If we sell the Duck and buy another boat this year we may struggle with logistics unless we can safely store all our non-valuables temporarily, and live out of suitcases for a short time while between boats.
3) We might even have a car to put in it one day!
4) It's cheap - £10/week - and we only have to give a week's notice if we don't feel we want to keep it.
I went to check it out today and found that the previous occupant had 'kindly' left us some cardboard boxes... as well as some rubbish (nothing nasty, just plastic) and a fire extinguisher. It has no electricity and just a small vent, but it is quite big and dry. (My company use one in the same block as an archive and have had no dampness issues).
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