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Twenty-Eight Feet: Life on a Little Wooden Boat

David and Lizzy Belle life on a little wooden boat

Meet David and Lizzy Belle, Captain and 28-foot sailing boat respectively. These two went on the journey of a lifetime together and we get to experience it through this evocative short film.

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Twenty Eight Feet: life on a little wooden boat from kevinAfraser.

David describes how important is for him to have a space that makes him feel good as opposed to having a big house, for example.  Indeed, it is with affection that he recalls the moment when he walked into Lizzy Belle for the first time and realized that he felt at ease there just as much as he felt at ease in the tree houses and forts that he built as a kid. David goes on to describe the close bond that a one-man seafaring journey doubtlessly creates with the vessel. He also admits that while it is incredibly satisfying to make through a storm on your own, it is equally satisfying to finally put down your anchor in a safe harbor.

The lifestyle that David leads is decidedly unique and in a self-deprecating manner describes how people may refer to him as a dirtbag since doesn’t get to take freshwater showers regularly. He also doesn’t have a refrigerator on board, he sleeps when the sun sets and wakes up when the sun rises (which doesn’t seem like a bad thing, may we add).

Although this lifestyle may not be for everyone, his philosophy on balancing finances and happiness is something that all of us could benefit from “Once you figure out how to make enough, go out and do the things that make you happy. (…) If I have enough to go and have a beer and if I have enough to go to the grocery store, and put diesel in the tank of the boat, then, I feel like one of the richest people in the world. I feel great.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

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