The shed roof is made from a clinker built boat that is 14ft long and 7ft wide at its widest point. The boat is an inshore fishing boat made between 1900 – 1910. It was placed on a frame of 4 telegraph poles with cross beams. Once in place the walls were filled in using aluminium windows from a 1940’s caravan and single glazed windows from our 400 year old farm house.
The windows are from the early 1980’s and we replaced them last year. Other walls are made of wattle and daub, a mixture of mud, clay, and straw stuck onto a woven frame. It is heated by a French enamelled stove also from the 1900’s in which I burn wood. There is also a 20w solar panel trickle feeding a leisure batter which powers 3 pairs of ultra-brite L.E.D. Lights and a 12v sound system. There is also a 12v refrigerator and a bottled gas cooker with 2 burners, a grill, and an oven. The shed is made from recycled materials except the 12v system.
I have 3 chimes from inside mantle piece clocks screwed into the centre board of the boat and play them with a big nail! I also keep my collection of 1950’s printed tins housed there.
The shed is located 750ft above sea level near the village of Cemmaes Road near the market town of Machynlleth in mid Wales in the U.K. We have beautiful views of mountains across the valley.
The 3 walls at the stern of the boat are clad with corrugated iron sheets painted in thick bitumen paint.
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