CHUG: A Floating Community That Grows Their Own Vegetables in the Heart of London!

by , 11/04/11

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At the very end of the green allotment boat, residents keep friendly ducks for their free range eggs, instead of chicken. And while visitors are welcome to enter the community and learn from the way people live, there is a cute sign advising people not to feed the fluffy dwellers as they can get plenty of healthier food from the water.

We’d also like to congratulate CHUG for recently winning the Conservation Foundation’s prestigious Edible Corners Award for their allotment boat. We hope to see more of these sustainable initiatives that challenge the way we live, and would like to live.


Photo © Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitat

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  1. Ana Lisa Alperovich November 7, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Really!? is a really nice area and the very long canal path is SO gorgeous!

  2. jill November 4, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    LOVE this post Ana Lisa – thanks for covering this! I used to live near the Hackney Canal and Kingsland Basin and I was always so fascinated by the houseboat communities and wanted to learn more about them. AWESOME!

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