SPUD Group, PAD Studio and designer Stephen Turner have collaborated to create a space that can be tested out as a small shelter to stay in and use as a ‘lab’ for one year. The Exbury Egg, as they have titled it, was constructed with boat building techniques and houses only the essentials. A small stove, shower, desk and bed/hammock are there; while any means of electricity will all come from solar power.
A small boat, build in the viking clinker method, with overlapping streaks, sealed with hemp strings, soaked in birch pitch, and peen rivited. The hull is constructed first, and the frame fitted in afterwards, which gives this type of vessel a unique flexibility. In comparison "modern" ship building methodes are primitive!