Each farm has its own red boathouse: two of them have gable ends facing the sea as is the tradition, whilst the third's side wall faces the sea. The northernmost boathouse is larger than the others and has a mansard roof. Another important architectural element in the coastal landscape which is present in Simavåg too, is the fish drying rack. They are important manifestations of how the farmers needed to work both on sea and land to make a living. The combination of farming and fishing was still common during the 1950s.