Buying a Dutch Barge
Further inspection had revealed lethal wiring, leaking fuel, primitive plumbing and a very 'home made' interior fit out. This however was ideal because my plans required that I destroy virtually everything inside Barge Nilaya and after that gutting, install new electrical, water and central heating systems prior to new interior woodwork and fittings. No small undertaking for a DIY virgin such as myself. My offer was reluctantly accepted and I paid over the 10% deposit that 'fixed' the deal, subject only to an all important survey. The nail biting for both me and the owner began... Buy_a_Dutch_barge_for_France Buying a Dutch Barge
Dangerous electrics Toilet in the corridor Scrappy poor quality fit out throughout

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Further inspection had revealed lethal wiring, leaking fuel, primitive plumbing and a very 'home made' interior fit out. This however was ideal because my plans required that I destroy virtually everything inside Barge Nilaya and after that gutting, install new electrical, water and central heating systems prior to new interior woodwork and fittings. No small undertaking for a DIY virgin such as myself. My offer was reluctantly accepted and I paid over the 10% deposit that 'fixed' the deal, subject only to an all important survey. The nail biting for both the owner and I began...