Houseboat Verda the houseboat art community

Project Category: Social EnterpriseProject Tags: Biodiversity, Education, Gardens and Sharing Economy

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    VOLUNTEERS WANTED. 
    Upskill, skill share, creatives, professionals, try hards and artists…
    You are most welcome to come join us on the Goodship Verda and friends as part of Adur Arts Collective…

    It appears like an apparition more at home in the backwaters of Kooksville, California… 

    A pebble’s throw from Brighton, yet you can’t imagine this existing anywhere.
    Normality ebbs away as you edge along the river path revealing a hodge podge of has beens restored and reimagined.
    The obscure houseboat art collective has been growing since the end of WW2 when military ships after action were left in the mud. Being waterborne means few building regs apply so the owners can unleash their greatest fancies amongst the wildlife.
    What has grown along the Bloomin Adur is a ultra unique bridge between land and sea of hickety treasures made from another’s trash. A Labyrinth dream afloat gaudy Gaudi vision made with love and a lot of hard graft. Volunteers are always welcome to get involved with the ongoing creation (Hamish the owner of 8 of these beauties is a 1 man building machine!)
    There is also an Airbnb fire engine Dodge that surely is one of the most magically odd apartments ever conceived! You access Dodge over the roof of Clive, a former WW2 Motor Torpedo Boat (with an aeroplane fashioned on top of course) home to a huge workshop and pop up cafe for the many local festivals.

    Climb aboard Verda’s bus and discover the events Hall host to everything from live music to markets and healing. 

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