Although Emily agreed to take a sailing class or two, she figured Erik's dream would stop there. But after spending time on a boat, the concept of living on a vessel with her family began to grow on her.
"Sailing became a thing that brought our family together," Emily said. "And that's when I think Erik started bringing in people he saw online who were living on a boat. And by then, that's when this dream sort of expanded to encompass the whole family. It didn't just start, 'Hey, I have this idea, and everybody was on board so we did it.' It grew so we were all into it."