The Shoreham Beach Houseboats – Weekly Photo Challenge : Windows

The most exciting thing about The Weekly Photo Challenge is that I am discovering places in and around the town I live.     Last week, I discovered an old graveyard when locating shots for the prompt Hidden.

This week the prompt is Windows.

I didn’t hesitate, I knew immediately I was going to take a look at the houseboats moored on the mud flats at Shoreham Beach.   Friends have often said how weird and wonderful they were and  a must to see – it has taken me 10 years to take a look.

These incredible houseboats are build out of a collection of barges, old boats and other paraphernalia, one  is even has a coach on the upper deck.    I could have spent all day photographing the variety of windows that were used to make these homes and posted photo after photo, however, I have decided just to show a few and this post  is about windows not boats.  Maybe I can photograph them for another time.

The boat made out of a coach, is a work of art and consists of other parts of cars, the roof at the front is something that looks as though it was last in a  fairground and I am not sure where the windows came from but they are incredible.

The other shots, I have made into collages this week, so that I can include 8 photos without you having to scroll down the page forever.

These are the more bizarre, and here you can see a little more of the oddity above.

These are a few of the more normal, whatever that is for Shoreham House Boats.

21 thoughts on “The Shoreham Beach Houseboats – Weekly Photo Challenge : Windows

  1. Very interesting window captures. : )

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  2. great idea! lovely shots.

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  3. Wonderful windows! Great entry! The teardrop windows are amazing.

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  4. oh those creative self made houseboats windows!
    I’ve set a link (47.) to your post at
    http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/weekly-photo-challenge-windows/

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  5. I love the creativity of the “coach” houseboat.

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  6. totally amazing. I love them. My sister has lived on a houseboat for over 30 years and loves it. Hers is in the water in Vancouver BC, and they used to take it on long trips up the coast.
    Great fun looking at your photos.

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    1. I would love to live on a houseboat. Though not a ramshakling one like the Shoreham boats, I am dubious as to how waterproof they must be. I have seen some lovely barges, with plenty of pots of flowers and plants and veggies – I would like that.

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  7. Cool boat windows nice shot thanks for sharing

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  8. oh my – aren’t they fabulous

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    1. They are totally bizarre and a lot are built by Brighton Artists, so they are not the run of the mill houseboats

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  9. The teardrop shaped windows are beautiful!

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  10. My favourite is the picture of the Verda Houseboat!

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    1. Its amazing isn’t it. If you click on the Verda link at the botton (Related Articles) and look carefully there is a washing machine in the side of the boat too.

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  11. Very good pics, amazing!

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  12. I want to live there!!! How wonderful.

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