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The Bizarre Looking Houseboats of Britain

In West Sussex, England, a small community has formed around a colony of bizarre houseboats. Using spare parts from old buses, missiles and planes, each boat has its own unique look and feel.

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Among the residents of the community is Hamish McKenzie. An imaginative houseboat renovator, he’s incorporated his wacky and creative personality to create a truly spectacular home.

From a microwave as a mailbox to the nose of a jumbo jet as a window, Hamish infuses glorious new life into discarded objects.


The community has a rich history of its own, dating back nearly a century to the 1920s.Every boat along the bay is different; engaging clutter spreads out from their gangplanks, from letterboxes made from old microwaves to ingenious tiny gardens.