Friday Fun: Boathouses

Seeing how popular my tiny house on the lake was last week (a.k.a boathouse) and having lived for many years near the Thames, where the boathouses were almost more beautiful than the mansions accompanying them, here are some more for you to enjoy, from all round the world.

Because, as Ratty says to Mole when they get to know each other in The Wind in the Willows:

Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.

Simply messing…about in boats — or with boats… In or out of ’em it doesn’t matter. Nothing seems to matter, that’s the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don’t; whether you arrive at your destination or whether you reach somewhere else, or whether you never get anywhere at all, you’re always busy, and you never do anything in particular; and when you’ve done it there’s always something else to do, and you can do it if you like, but you’d much better not.

Boathouse on the Cliveden estate, from walkingclub.org.uk
Boathouse on the Cliveden estate, from walkingclub.org.uk
Boathouse on the Loiret river in France, from Pinterest.
Boathouse on the Loiret river in France, from Pinterest.
Boathouse in Brazil, also from Pinterest.
Boathouse in Brazil, also from Pinterest.
Boathouse on the River Thames, from thamespath.co.uk
Boathouse on the River Thames, from thamespath.co.uk
Muskoka boathouse in Canada, archdaily.ca
Muskoka boathouse in Canada, archdaily.ca
Modern circular boathouse, designrulz.com
Modern circular boathouse designed by Bercy Chen Studio, US, from designrulz.com

Finally, if you can’t decide on an exact location for your boathouse, Singapore-based architect Myitr Malcew has created a floating boathouse which you can take with you anywhere.

From minimalisti.com
From minimalisti.com