How much does it cost to have an amazing houseboat? (+ photos and details)
(Caracas, May 21. News24) .- Most people love the sea, appreciate its blue waters and the air that breathes, but once imagined living in a houseboat and move in it in the middle of the waves. And is that a new housing company called Arkup, has created Livable Yachts a houseboat with the aim of fighting against global warming and urban growth.
Which are luxury yachts able to move through bays or anchor in the nearest marina. They serve as homes, are characterized by being 100% self-sustainable and capable of generating their own electricity, since they use renewable energy.
This type of housing is based on the lifestyle of some people from the Netherlands and the United States, who live in boats due to the high demand and low supply of homes.
There are around 30,000 to 40,000 people living in boats in the United Kingdom.
The price of one of these 4,350-square-foot houseboats is estimated at $ 2 million.
The firm plans that this new type of home is totally ecological, that it is powered by solar energy, that it has a waste management team, a collection and purification device for rainwater, and that it is resistant to any climatic condition, such as future storms and sea level rise.
The mobile home could withstand winds of up to 156 miles per hour, classified as category 4 hurricanes.
It is designed to be driven with hydraulic systems, so that when water levels rise during a storm, the yacht will swing with the water, thus avoiding flooding.
The floating homes also have innovative technology, satellite television, Wi-Fi and modern design. In addition, they have 136-horsepower electric propellers that can rotate 360 degrees to change locations.
The company aims to be a pioneer in housing to test any future scenario.
With information from Taringa