Gallery: Mysterious Floating Campground Pops Up in Holland

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You may have heard of camping next to the water, but a band of guerrilla social engineers in Amsterdam have taken it to the next level – camping on the water. Literally. Our first thought? How the heck did they get that trailer onto that teeny tiny island nowhere near dry land? Read on to see the few facts that we do know about this mysterious spectacle.

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  2. carnasutra August 11, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Fantastic! What happens to the floating buildings when the water freezes in winter?

  3. Fumbata August 5, 2009 at 3:13 am

    These ‘islands” are not so unusual in Holland. They are basically big foam blocks wrapped in netting with a bit of topsoil and grass on the top. Many houseboat owners use them as floating gardens – it is a very easy way to add a garden to your house. I have even seen some of these with motors attached to the back, used as canal boats!

  4. mio amor August 4, 2009 at 2:12 am

    Amazing! This floating camp site is very unique and very interesting indeed. I bet lots of tourists have gone here to try or see this cool camp site that is in water. I wonder how they have built ed this camp along with the trailer?
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