Gallery: FLOATING HOMES

 

Living on the water is little more than a pipe dream for most of us, even close to the coast. Among other more prohibitive factors, many waterborne accomodations are old, rundown houseboats with little appeal. But a new German company is changing that with the advent of Floating Homes, a prefab dwelling created especially for the water.

The Floating Home comes in three sizes, from 170m-sq-m to 200m-sq. The floor plans are flexible, with roof decks and extended water-level decking. Interiors feature a wide choice of hardwood (and teak) for flooring and Grohe fixtures. The site is not immensely detailed at the moment in terms of verbal content, but promises that more is on the way.

I’m completely taken with the aesthetic of these aquatic prefabs, so many more images are available after the jump, all courtesy of the Floating Homes website.

Link: www.floatinghomes.de

via: Wallpaper Magazine

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  1. CSmith May 31, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    They’re fabulous looking. I’d be interested in how they have withstood wind and wave, say
    of Force 6 and better, though presumably they would always be anchored in sheltered
    places. Still one must confess a degree of skepticism when land-based concepts move
    afloat. There is a difference, as many have discovered. Interested in any comments.

  2. CSmith May 31, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    Would be interested in how these have stood up in wind and wave, say Force 6 or better;
    although one supposes their location would always be protected. The transposition of
    land-based design to the sea can be a rather iffy proposition.

  3. Ann Marie O'Connell February 18, 2008 at 6:46 pm

    hi there – really love these amazing homes – just wondering where i can get further information on where they can be purchased and prices

  4. Mark February 14, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    These are amazing house’s. It’s a nice place relax and to be free from
    all the stress and problems of modern day life

  5. Ali S May 14, 2007 at 11:37 am

    THE House is sweet…. Im doing a project in my drafting class on a DREAM HOME. And that is the kind of home i wanna make… Can you send me more info

  6. Roger Engley December 29, 2005 at 3:54 am

    I enjoy looking at the concept of the floating homes. I would rather see extremely efficient and eco-friendly designs that incorporate solar collection and water collection. The simpler the design the more appealing it is to me. When I see fancy curves and angles I know that the price is usually too high for a comfortable home. Just my opinion. Sincerely Roger Engley

  7. bijoy November 5, 2005 at 10:02 am

    less expensive and relaxing stay to relive stress

  8. bml October 6, 2005 at 6:49 pm

    Gorgeous.

  9. bryan October 4, 2005 at 11:21 am

    What is the benefit of these things in comparison to a houseboat.

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