Description of Houseboat Dodge
Set amongst Shoreham’s houseboat community, Shoreham town lies opposite and the beach is 200m due south.
Brighton and Worthing are both close and well served by both train and bus.
The River Adur offers delightful walks directly into the heart of the South Downs National Park.
Shoreham also boasts the second oldest commercial airport, several festivals, the Ropetackle Arts Centre, good pubs and restaurants.
The Houseboat Dodge has recently been refurbished.
The interior incorporates substantive parts of 4 redundant boats and the vast majority of the boat is built from reclaimed materials.
This is not solely for economic reason, (the work is much slower) but I abhor the amount of stuff that we throw away.
I like to feel that the resulting architecture is imbued with both character and historic significance.
My favourite Winston Churchill quote:”We shape our buildings, thereafter, they shape us”.
Nifty selling point, you can awake of a morn lying in a bed that is a boat within a boat within a boat.
- 1 Unit
- Sleeps: 4 Persons + 1 extra bed(s)
- Toilets (Private) , Showers (Private)
- Towels(Yes) and Bedding(Yes)
- Self Catering
Two double beds in separate rooms and optional single in end bedroom.
Shower and bath.
Two ring gas burner and oven.
Eclectic collection of vinyl, various games.
Other Accommodation at Houseboat Dodge
My main boat, the 'Verda', hosts an annual exhibition in June of locally sourced art work and we also make this space available for other appropriate activities. Alas, gone are the days of 6am parties.
- None, everything is private
Access to the Dodge is over the deck of my workshop boat Clive.
Guests are welcome to look around my other boats providing I deem the access to be sufficiently robust.
- Children's Play Area
- Sports Fields
Guests staying three days or more are welcome to use the washing machine on Houseboat Verda.
What to bring?
- Basic Provisions