No, that strange orb floating in the estuary of the River Beaulieu in New Forest National Park, England, was not hatched by a giant wooden duck. The Exbury Egg is a mobile live/work space being used by artist Stephen Turner to study the estuary’s natural cycles and processes.
Made mostly out of recycled wood and scavenged materials and constructed using traditional boat-building techniques, the 20 by 10–foot waterproof structure includes a desk, hammock, paraffin stove, and sink, but no running water or electricity. Turner, whose previous work has involved spending long periods in unusual places, has been living aboard it since May and will be staying inside the egg for a year while he immerses himself (literally) in the estuary and explores the complex relationship between man and nature.
For more information and to check out the Exbury Egg via live Egg cam, visit exburyegg.org.