About ALT8V

In 2006, furniture designer Will Austin embarked on a very unique adventure to explore the alternatives to living in a conventional house or flat.

Like thousands of others searching for ways in which to live, work and play in London, Will seized the opportunity to buy a rather dated 40ft Narrowboat called....ALTERNATIVE.

The alternative adventure had begun and over the next 7 years would discover the hidden treasures of London's waterways and the unique community living, working and playing upon them.

The experience would enlighten Will to the disciplines and effort required to live in a compact space while becoming ever more energy conscious.

Today ALT8V is a multi-discipline design consultancy specialising in the design and build of furniture, interiors, restaurants and boats.