Today we have a small house that was remodeled Victorian boathouse overlooking the lake of Virginia Water in Windsor Great Park, Berkshire. The top floor of The Boathouse, once the Royal Boat Keeper’s lodgings, now serves as a spectacular retreat taking advantage of one of the most outstanding settings of the south east of England. The ground floor maintains its purpose of housing boats with two large timber doors opening outwards onto the lake. I don’t have the square footage of the home, but it is certainly on the larger side for the houses we cover, but I really liked the look and the furniture.
So I found these today and at first I didn’t realize what they were and just thought “what an odd shape”, but then all a sudden it clicked! These are hulls of boats that have been flipped over, then cut in half. The fronts were made from the interior wood of the ship, very practical. I really like the look of them and I am sure they are pretty water tight.
While they primarily are focusing on offices, these structures have been designed to suit various applications, one of which is small floating houses. Here is their typical office setup with a conversion couch to bed.
Typical specs include:
a compact design giving enough space for one or two people to work in comfort