Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Lawrence Family Hacks The Matrix

A family sold their four-bedroom house for life on a narrowboat – because they could no longer afford the cost of living.

Now, the Lawrences make savings of £8,000 per year on household bills.

After their property went under the hammer for £249,000, they moved on to the 65ft boat, worth £80,000, in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire.

Debra, mother to Jake, seven, and Phoebe, 12, who attend local schools, said: ‘It was a big jump, but we were trapped and bored in our life.

I didn’t want the mortgage – it was a huge weight on our shoulders. The boat was our ticket to freedom.’

Mrs Lawrence has even been stripped of her title as housewife and husband Duncan, 41, who was a lorry driver, has taken over the duties while she goes to work in a cafe.

She said: ‘In the past, I was always left at home while Duncan went off to work. Now he gets to spend more time with the kids.’

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