From TinyHouseListings.com: Sitting in remote marshland in the UK near Norfolk, this floating beach hut measures just 16.5ft long and 6ft wide.
It was constructed over 50 years ago from driftwood, reclaimed timber and the roof of a grocery van of all things. Is has laid in the mud flats ever since. Owned by Dutch artist Lucas Kuys, the beach hut serves as a getaway for relaxing and working. The hut is setup to accommodate two people with a cozy interior and views of the marshes from both ends of the hut. As the tide rises and lowers the home goes from floating to sitting on the sand.
Here are some photos of the marshy beach hut. Enjoy. (find more pictures at http://tinyhouselistings.com/floating-beach-hut-made-from-driftwood/)
A reviewer says: Shantyboat chronicles the adventures of Harlan and Anna Hubbard, who in the early 1950′s, built a wooden houseboat (or shantyboat) out of a demolished house and drifted down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans. Spanning several years, the book describes winters spent drifting freely with the current and summers foraging for or growing what was needed. Much more than a travelogue, the journey is an experiment in living just outside the confines of a newly emerging technological civillization, but still in a fully “civillized” way. Their lives were hardly lived in seclusion. Instead they preferred the richness of friends, good meals gathered from abandoned or empty lands, and art: Harlan was a painter, Anna a concert pianist. The story of their days drifting is often filled with anecdotes about weather, fishing, or dogs, and slowly draws the reader in with a steady seasonal rhythm. Their time on the river represents the last days of the shantyboater, a breed of free spirit that quickly dissappeared after the second world war. Industrial growth along the waterways, large new dams, and toxic pollutants ensured the end of a tradition of free living. Today, our world continues to grapple with issues of technology and its impact on what makes us human. “Shantyboat” offers an alternative, or perhaps a perspective on what is really important. – Buy the book – Shantyboat: A River Way of Life