The homes have an upper deck to the water and a veranda facing the dock to encourage occupants to connect with their surroundings. Each house starts as a concrete tub which is then built up three stories with a metal frame. Colored plastic or glass panels are inserted into the frame to customize each unit. One to three homes are built in a single tub, with the lowest floor situated halfway below the water level.
What is so astonishing about the design is how the neighborhood can grow and change according to its needs. While the promise of “mobile” homes never really succeeded on land, it might just be the ticket on the water.