Benefit of Living Aboard

Living aboard has many benefits: it's cheaper, you can work less to have the same lifestyle, and you can spend more time doing the things that you really love! One more unsung benefit of living aboard is it acts as salesperson repellent!

How many times have you been at a home improvement store and had to deal with a pushy salesperson trying to get you to put solar panels on your roof, or redo your bathroom or kitchen? They won't leave you alone no matter how many times you tell them you are not interested.

While they may seem very pushy, there is a magic set of words that will make them turn on their heals and walk away. When I tell them "I live on a sailboat" they just leave me alone. Apparently, they are not able to work on boats, so they will not waste any more of their time on a hopeless cause when there are other dirt dwellers in the vicinity.

While this may be all good fun, it was a bit annoying for me when I was actually looking to buy solar panels. I actually stopped the solar city sales people to ask them about buying solar panels after they turned away. I wanted the great price they kept touting, but they finally told me that they are only able to work on houses and were not able to sell the panels individually for a boat.

And thus, I came to discover that this pushy salesperson repellent is just another added benefit to living aboard!