Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Over in Wales, Kent Griswold decided to build a shed as cheaply as possible, and out of recycled materials.  As you can see, his most unique decision was to use a fishing boat built before 1910 as a ready made roof.

"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."

"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."

Read all about it here at the Tiny House Blog.  I found the story over at Lloyd Kahn's place.

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