Do you want to be a modern pirate? However, maybe you want to avoid the hassle of pillaging, robbing, and other pirates. Then, a floating home may be just what you need to get your pirate fix in 2019.
Whether you want the pirate life, or simply have always dreamed of living on, or near the water, floating homes offer residents all the amenities of any modern home or apartment with the unique experience of living on the water.
Now, it is important to understand the floating homes, are not necessarily a different facet of beachside properties or even your standard lakeside property.
Floating homes are something entirely new and have their own unique space in the world of design and architecture.
Floating homes are far more common than you think.
Though it is still relatively new in the West, places like Amsterdam, Japan, Vienna, and China have had floating homes as a part of their culture for centuries, anchored permanently with their own water, sewer, gas, and electricity that hooks right into the grid.
The modular floating home gives residents the ability to create a fully furnished home, complete with a kitchen, heat pump, and upper terrace just to name a few amenities.
Even more so, the Floatwing floating home is designed with low environmentally impactful materials and technologies.
This project reduce its carbon footprint and lowers its energy needs tying into Friday’s vision of “modularity, personalized client relationships, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability.”
The Fennel Residence
The fluid forms of the Fennel Residence make it one of the most unique looking homes on this list.
With its almost seashell looking shape, the Robert Harvey Oshatz home is a long-term floating home for those who want to permanently make the move to the water.
The Fennel residence includes every amenity you can imagine plus more to keep you comfortable on the water.
The wood design helps the home blend into the surrounding environment, while the inside of the home feels open and spacious because of its massive window.
This German designed home might be the perfect floating home for you if you are looking for something modern and industrial.
The German-engineered home resembles a sail out in water; perfectly situated in the Lusatian Lake district of Deutschland. The spacious interior and massive windows allow the home to draw in tremendous amounts of light during the warmer months.
This floating apartment complex embodies modern minimalism with a futuristic twist; something that may have come directly from a Ridley Scott movie.
The complex houses 60 luxury apartments with parking and massive terraces.
Marked as the first floating apartment complex in the world, the floating home was created to highlight how floating homes can be a viable and comfortable option for those looking for a different living experience across the globe.
House on Water
Another unique looking home, the Jedrzej Lewandowski designed home of Le 2 Workshop combines the luxury appeal of a yacht and brings it home on the water.
The futuristic home is completely self-sufficient, combining steel cantilever structures with a concrete structure.
The self-sufficient floating home has a host of features including water desalination, energy accumulation, ventilation methods, water recycling, heat and energy consumption, tidal and solar energy systems.
The home is large enough to support two large families easily.
Bery Chen Home Studio
This floating home comes with its own waterfall, so you know you have to get it.
Located on the edge of Texas’s Lake Austin the two-story structure has a unique elliptical design featuring massive windows and a full 360-degree view of the lake below.
The home welcomes massive amounts of sunlight and a comfortable fully furnished interior perfect for a summer getaway or simply long-term living.
The exterior has two massive terraces and a man-made waterfall that cascades down to the second-floor balcony.
Like something out of a bond film the Villa Näckros embodies a lot of the most popular amenities mention in some of the homes on this list.
The large 1,900 square feet home, is completely surrounded by water. The six full bedroom home has windows across its entire surface, giving residents the perfect look at the gorgeous scenic views in the surrounding area.
Floating to the Future
Floating homes have tremendous practical use and could be a way to help protect the environment as well as combat overcrowding in cities.
In one example, Baca Architects have designed concepts that showcase the floating world of the future.
In the next five years, floating homes could be a major option for home seekers, looking to escape the clutter of the city, while staying in the area.
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