Peek Inside a Classic Log Boathouse
If man can live in a floating teepee, an underground cave, or a grain silo, then why not a boathouse? That’s right… here’s a habitable boathouse that’s pretty darn awesome in our humble opinion. It’s sleek yet traditional, cozy yet spacious, and on the water yet dry. Check it out through our photo log below!
The traditional boathouses along the Norwegian coast are called ‘Naust’ in Norwegian. They were mainly used for storage and repair of boats and fishing gear. The original ‘Naust paa Aure’ was built in the middle of the 18th century. The simplicity of the structure, its placement within the landscape and the honest use of materials served as a source of inspiration for the architects. The main supporting structure of white-painted wood was assembled on site. Steel joist hangers resting on specific points transfer part of the load directly to the rock foundation, without putting strain on the deck. Part of the inner cladding is also made from the 150-year-old wooden planking of the torn-down boathouse, hiding construction bracing composed of steel ropes.
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