Carpenter and artist Barney Dearsley has created a unique and atmospheric dwelling from the upturned hull of a 1945 fishing trawler that once tackled Atlantic swells as it fished out of Newlyn Harbour, Cornwall. Shaped by the original massive curved planks of larch and ribs of oak, Barney says, “You can almost sense the journeys it’s been on, the places it’s been to”.
The pod measures 4x4x4 metres and has been re-corked and made watertight using marine resin and cloth. “She is once again ready to withstand the elements – this time on land and not the sea,” he says.
Additional features include a sail canvas door, electrical sockets, and a bespoke stove made from an original mast step. Priced at £10,000, the Boat Pod is located near Exeter Quayside for viewing. Commissions also available. www.weatheredbywater.co.uk