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Hamish McKenzie is a master houseboat-builder whose creations are dotted around a small community of houseboats in West Sussex, and he’s definitely having more fun in his work than you ever will…


These bizarre boats are the subject of this short video from Great Big Story, interviewing McKenzie and giving us a tour around some of his best works – there are boats cobbled together from everything from tractor tyres, speedboats and the nose cone from a jumbo jet.

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With about 50 boats in the community, the weird and wonderful creations are rarely planned out and are organically put together by just simply seeing what fits best with what. McKenzie says himself that he can build whatever he wants to as there’s no need for planning permission, the only limits being his own building ability.

Houseboats|Great Big Story|Documentary

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