Images by Chris Routledge via Shedworking
Seaside towns in the UK have had a rough go of it in the last few years; the weather can often be described as "character building", while Spain and other places with better weather and warmer sand became so cheap and accessible by plane. But they are making a comeback, as are the beach huts that used to be so common.
Alex at Shedworking points us to these lovely new ones in Blyth, Northumberland.
The new huts are the work of Newcastle-based Ian Darby Partnership (IDP) to both benefit the local community and attract more tourists to the area. Each of the 20 beach huts measures 2.5 x 3.5m and as well as green roofs feature their own wind turbines: the designers claim they are capable of generating enough energy to run the lights and electricity supply. And the greenness doesn't stop there - the building materials also include reclaimed concrete slabs from the promenade as well as wood from sustainable sources.