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Boat Roofed Shed Tiny House; The Boatel


This is the boat-roofed shed tiny house otherwise known as the Boatel in Machynlleth, Powys, United Kingdom. The boat-roofed shed accompanies a bed in a boat that’s nearby.

The space is set up on a mountain on an acre of wildflowers. Guests get to experience the quirky Boat Roofed Shed with basic cooking facilities and sleeping facilities are in the nearby boat. Can you see yourself staying here?

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Boat-Roofed Shed With Accompanying Bed in a Boat

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And, of course, these jaw-dropping views!

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The boat-roofed shed is actually a common area on the property.

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This room in the boat is the private space you can rent on the property.

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It’s called the Boatel. 🙂

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Being inside the boat-roofed shed seems fun.

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You can have a fire, light candles, and enjoy the ambiance.

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There’s also a kitchenette in here.

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So you can easily make coffee and tea.

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Pretty awesome vintage trinkets throughout.

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The boat is the bookable Airbnb space.

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And the shed is the kitchen and hangout.

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There’s an outhouse on the property, but you can also access the main home’s restrooms if you’d like.

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The view from the outhouse.

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Another common area structure (kitchen/diner).

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Here’s what the property looks like in the snow.

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Can you see yourself staying here someday?

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Highlights

  • It was built in 2012 using recycled materials
  • Dyfi Valley
  • Boatel
  • A Bed in a boat; The Boat Roofed Shed
  • Wood burner
  • Antiques
  • Two friendly dogs on the property
  • There are also cats and ex-caged chickens on the property

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  • Richard Lynn Herrington
    October 10, 2021, 1:45 pm

    I think this is one of those situations where “If you don’t have anything good to say… then it is best to say nothing at all.”

  • Eric
    October 10, 2021, 6:57 pm

    Nah nah, it’s called quirky. For those who’ve been there and done that… because they could.

    • James D.
      October 10, 2021, 7:44 pm

      Yes, it’s eccentric but creative… Basically glamping with a dose of local flavor/culture… I can see this being done by a former sailor or fisherman with a sense of humor and nostalgia, with possibly a dose of campfire tales of old to go along with it during stays…

      • Eric
        October 10, 2021, 7:57 pm

        I don’t think glamping’s the right word for it… more let’s do something quirky but cheap, milk it for all its worth and then flog it off to the first sucker… of course, your view on it differ.

        • James D.
          October 10, 2021, 8:01 pm

          I’m comparing it to actual camping… While you should read the guest reviews for what guests actually thought of it… There’s more to it than the photos show, like the area it’s in, views, host treatment of the guests, etc.

  • Marsha Cowan
    October 10, 2021, 9:38 pm

    This is the coolest thing ever! I love it to pieces!

  • Patricia
    October 13, 2021, 12:29 pm

    I have always left well enough alone when I see something on here that I find totally bad. This is going to be the exception, this is just a bunch of dilapiated, thrown together “structures” that somebody decide to rent to that proverbial “sucker born every day”. One counter looking on the verge of collapse, scared to look behind those knick-nacks for fear of finding black mold.

    • Sheila Goodwin
      October 13, 2021, 5:24 pm

      You have my total agreement from here, also a total eye sore and blemish on earth mother.
      I would hate to look out my window and have to see this trash.

      • James D.
        October 13, 2021, 7:50 pm

        That’s the thing with just about everything, as what one person may consider worthless could be highly prized or valued by someone else, and vice versa… Like the 293 reviews given to this place shows…

        Just like art, opinions will vary as shown by the fact this won the UK’s Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year awards for both the ‘Shed of the Year’ Unique Category and the Overall category in 2013, having competed with total of 1,975 entries ranging from humble garden shed to TARDIS replicas and other creative themed shed builds…

        Just obviously not for everyone but it’s not pretending to be anything it’s not… It says right at the start of the AirBNB about description, “Be under no illusion this is like camping under a wooden roof!”… and pretty clearly states from there what it is from what it isn’t…

        So they’re not trying to con anyone, it just caters to those with a quirky and humorous appreciation of the unusual… Just like someone turning a giant potato prop, Helicopter, giant shoe, prison cell, UFO, Lunar Lander, barn, stables, etc. into a AirBNB… Someone even literally turned a trash dumpster into a rent-able apartment… And there are some even more strange and unusual ones when you get into those done as art projects…

        There’s a whole world of stuff that may surprise you that can include things even more bizarre and unusual than this example and the fact they actually cater to people interested in such things for what they are…

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