For those of you reading this who have not yet found out, Life Afloat is a Youtube channel featuring me, Mark and my dog Daisy. We create vlogs about our life living off grid in the UK, aboard a canal boat called Round The Bend. I do believe this makes me a “BoatTuber”. We feature videos showing all aspects of what canal life is like living full time on a canal boat as continuous cruisers (in a nutshell, that means we don’t have a residential mooring and need to move to a new place at least every two weeks). Living on a canal boat sounds really rather idyllic, don’t you think? Well, when you’re living off grid in the UK it’s not without it’s challenges as you can see in many of the videos…..

Initially I set up the YouTube channel as a way to document my life, something for me to look back at as the years go by, however as the channel started to grow, I learnt that other people were enjoying the content I was creating and that got me thinking that maybe I could do some good. I have enjoyed supporting charity over the years, (specifically Children With Cancer UK) and have decided that revenue generated from the adverts in the YouTube videos will be shared with Children With Cancer UK and MIND, the mental health charity.

So, if you have an interest in living off grid in the UK, or canal boats then Life Afloat is a great channel for you to follow! Head on over and click subscribe and take a look at the videos. As you do this you will be helping me to make monthly donations to two very worthy causes 🙂

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Yes I do indeed have a Facebook page for Life Afloat and would be very grateful if you headed on over and clicked on that like button 🙂 The button below will take you to our page!

What happens on Life Afloat

Youtube Videos

You can expect weekly videos to be uploaded on the Life Afloat Youtube channel!

Charitable Donations

Revenue generated from adverts placed on the YouTube videos will be shared with two charities. Children With Cancer UK and MIND the mental health charity!


Those of you who enjoy Life Afloat can now take advantage of the option of being a member!

Membership is from just £1.50 a month which gives access to members only content (not publicly available on YouTube!). This content includes written articles, photos and videos. You will get to know me on a much more personal level and see other aspects of my life.

There’s several ways to do this….

The first and simple FREE way to help support Life Afloat is to simply make sure you are subscribed to the Youtube channel and watch the videos 🙂 EASY! This helps massively as the more views the videos get the more revenue will be generated from the ads which will really help me to support two charities which are close to my heart.

Here are a few other ways and if you are considering any of these I have to say a massive thank you for your kindness and generosity. It means a huge amount and genuinely I can’t thank you enough!


You could become a member of Life Afloat! This starts at only £1.50 per month which gives access to 100% of all the member only content!

There are a couple of additional membership options, each of which gives you something extra in return for your support! Top membership levels are entitled to come and spend a day with me and Daisy on the boat!

Paypal Donation

If Patreon is not for you but you would still like to support Life Afloat you are able to make a one off payment of any amount you choose through Paypal.

Get to know me and access loads of extra content that’s NOT publicly available on YouTube! 

Become a member from only £1.50/month!