In Shoreham-on-sea I saw a friend of a friend’s house-boats. Constructed by Hamish McKenzie from composite parts of other unlikely things, a roof being a huge upside down boat, the sides constructed from an old motor coach including its wheels and tyres. On another side is part of a three wheeler Robin Reliant. The boats are connected by fantasy bridges. Windows are a delight to behold, different shapes cut into the original hull. Missile casings one with a peace message cut into it, lie on the riverbed of the Adur where the House-boats are moored. A cat sat on one in the first real warmth of April this year. The name of the boat is the Verdai and is a work of art in progress.
Cat sitting on a missile casing on the river bed.
Unusual windows in the party room.
Looking across another houseboat to the scenic decoration of one boat that is part of the artwork in progress complex.
Houseboat resting on the river bed. Windows cut into the hull and part of an old coach with it’s wheels and tyres used to make a side wall. A giant target shape creates one part of the roof.
A bridge connects two of the boats.
Another view of one of the bridges that connects two of the boats.
Part of a Robin Reliant used as a side panel for one of the boats living spaces.
Cut out metal letters used as a fence.
Entrance Bridge and found materials for work in progress.
a work in progress.
Missile casing on the river bed.