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Floatwing: a holiday home for drifters

Floatwing: a holiday home for ...
The Floatwing is a motorized floating home
The Floatwing is a motorized floating home
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The Floatwing is a motorized floating home
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The Floatwing is a motorized floating home
The Floatwing has two small outboard motors
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The Floatwing has two small outboard motors
The Floatwing can move at a speed of 3 kt (3.5 mph / 5.6 km/h)
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The Floatwing can move at a speed of 3 kt (3.5 mph / 5.6 km/h)
The Floatwing can be used as a romantic getaway, a place to stay with friends or a watersports base camp
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The Floatwing can be used as a romantic getaway, a place to stay with friends or a watersports base camp
The Floatwing is designed to be modular
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The Floatwing is designed to be modular
The Floatwing has an upper terrace
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The Floatwing has an upper terrace
The Floatwing has a fixed width of 6 m (20 ft)
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The Floatwing has a fixed width of 6 m (20 ft)
The Floatwing's platform can vary in length between 10 m (33 ft) and 18 m (59 ft)
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The Floatwing's platform can vary in length between 10 m (33 ft) and 18 m (59 ft)
The Floatwing can have an interior area of between 28 sq m (301 sq ft) to 52 sq m (560 sq ft)
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The Floatwing can have an interior area of between 28 sq m (301 sq ft) to 52 sq m (560 sq ft)
The Floatwing can be configured without any bedrooms and used just a daytime cabin, or with up to three bedrooms for people to stay overnight
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The Floatwing can be configured without any bedrooms and used just a daytime cabin, or with up to three bedrooms for people to stay overnight
The inside temperature of the Floatwing can be regulated with a heat pump and AC generator
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The inside temperature of the Floatwing can be regulated with a heat pump and AC generator
The Floatwing was designed by nautical design and engineering firm Friday
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The Floatwing was designed by nautical design and engineering firm Friday
The Floatwing can house up to three bedrooms
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The Floatwing can house up to three bedrooms
The Floatwing is built with with materials that have a low environmental impact
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The Floatwing is built with with materials that have a low environmental impact
The Floatwing can be provided with a pellet stove to keep those onboard warm when the outside temperature drops
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The Floatwing can be provided with a pellet stove to keep those onboard warm when the outside temperature drops
The Floatwing can generate its own power, with up to 31 sq m (334 sq ft) of solar panels
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The Floatwing can generate its own power, with up to 31 sq m (334 sq ft) of solar panels
The Floatwing employs technologies to reduce its carbon footprint and lower its energy needs
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The Floatwing employs technologies to reduce its carbon footprint and lower its energy needs
The Floatwing allows those onboard to visit a different location every day
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The Floatwing allows those onboard to visit a different location every day
The Floatwing's modular design means that all its components, equipment and furniture can be packed away comfortably into two containers for transport
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The Floatwing's modular design means that all its components, equipment and furniture can be packed away comfortably into two containers for transport
The Floatwing has a fully fitted kitchen
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The Floatwing has a fully fitted kitchen

We all like a relaxing holiday, but what if you could literally float away from all your worries? The Floatwing floating home lets you do just that. Whether used as a romantic getaway, a place to stay with friends or a watersports base camp, it can move leisurely around the calm serenity of a lake.

Designed by nautical design and engineering firm Friday, the Floatwing is reminiscent of the Floating Seahorse properties being developed in Dubai. It allows its occupants to up-anchor and move to another lagoon idyll when they wish, using two small outboard motors that produce a top speed of 3 kt (3.5 mph / 5.6 km/h).

Those in the market for a Floatwing are also able to customize its layout to some extent. It is designed to be modular and so has a fixed width of 6 m (20 ft), but can vary in length between 10 m (33 ft) and 18 m (59 ft) and an interior area of between 28 sq m (301 sq ft) to 52 sq m (560 sq ft). This means that it can be configured without any bedrooms and used just a daytime cabin, or with up to three bedrooms for people to stay overnight.

Among the facilities available are a fully equipped kitchen, a wine "cellar" and a barbecue on the upper terrace for sunny days. The inside temperature can be regulated with a heat pump and AC generator, with a pellet stove also available to keep those onboard warm when the outside temperature drops.

The Floatwing is built with with materials that have a low environmental impact
The Floatwing is built with with materials that have a low environmental impact

The Floatwing is built with materials that have a low environmental impact, and employs technologies to reduce its carbon footprint and lower its energy needs. It is also able to generate its own power, with up to 31 sq m (334 sq ft) of solar panels. It can produce up to 80 percent of its annual energy needs, and 100 percent of its needs for over six months. When fully charged the craft is self-sufficient for at least seven days. A wastewater treatment plant, meanwhile, can treat water to such an extent that it is safe for disposal back into the lake. The Floatwing is designed in such as way that it can be shipped in two standard shipping containers. Its modular design means that all its components, equipment and furniture can be packed away comfortably into the containers for transport.

It was unveiled recently, and Gizmag is awaiting pricing and availability information.

Source: Friday

3 comments
Stephen N Russell
Venues for: Lake Tahoe, Arrowhead, Havasu AZ, Great Lakes, Lake Huron, for use. Lake Tahoe/Arrowhead CA
Paul van Dinther
Nice, but the photos all show that curtains are not ideal in this environment. They flap all over the place
nicho
so ... a houseboat ?