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When It’s Broken, Don’t Despair – Visit Your Community Repair!

When It’s Broken, Don’t Despair – Visit Your Community Repair! 1

Community Repair and Reuse Projects There’s a rapidly growing movement bucking against the so-called ‘throw-away society’ – community repair or re-use projects like Repair Café, The Restart Project, Freecycle Network and Freegle. For repair groups, the idea is that household items like laptops, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, clothing, gardening equipment, toys and furniture are repaired on…

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Narrowboat Dreams-Do It Yourself

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Love or loathe DIY, if you want to turn your husk of a boat into a home and you’re on a tight budget, there’s no way of avoiding it. In the third of a series of features chartering aspiring narrowboaters Emma and Saxon’s dream to pursue a more flexible, freer life on the UK’s canals,…

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Narrowboat Dreams-Crunching the Costs

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In the second of a series of features exploring Emma and Saxon’s journey to live a freer, more eco-friendly lifestyle on a narrowboat, they get to grips with the costs of their proposed new venture, experience their first taste of life on the UK’s canals and commit to a decision which will change their lives. Pursuing…

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Narrowboat Dreams–Escaping the Rental Trap

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In the first of a series of features following UK couple Emma and Saxon’s quest to live on a narrowboat, they share their experience of the crippling rental market and their compelling motivations as freelancers to break free and live a simpler, greener life.   It’s Life, But Not As You Know It Picture this:…

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