Meet the next generation of luxury floating homes
February 26, 2019 - Miami Beach
This month's Miami Yacht Show unveiled a self-sufficient floating home that can reach speeds up to 7 knots while also being able to adapt to changing climate conditions and hurricane-force winds.
The 4 bed, 4.5 bath house sits on four adjustable 40-foot hydraulic 'spuds' or lifts which allow it to anchor in to the ocean floor and raise the home above sea level with just a touch of a button.
Designed with walls and glass that can withstand Category 4 winds, the home is also built for entirely off-grid living with a roof full of solar panels and a rainwater harvesting system that collects and purifies rainwater in the hull for on-demand use.
Prices for the fully-furnished model start around $5.4 million.
Arkup, the company behind the project, partnered with the Brazilian furnishing brand Artefacto to stage the existing model since the brand only uses timber taken from tracts that require immediate reforestation as soon as trees are harvested and approved for use by the Brazilian Environment Department.
Based on renderings on its website, the company envisions entire villages of these things surrounding piers and islands.
The home is anchored off 44 Star Island and can be seen by motorists on the MacArthur Causeway. Arkup is offering tours to potential buyers during the Miami Yacht Festival.
One of the livable yachts will also be docked in Star Island in Miami Beach in the next couple of months, according to the company, and will be available for rental.
Charter services will also be available starting March 2019.
Go to Arkup.com or call Arkup co-founder Nicolas Derouin at 786-448-8635 for more details.
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