Floating homes launched in Dubai

Posted: 27-Jun-16 09:04

In one of the most unique real estate endeavours on the planet, Dubai is launching a first-of-its-kind project involving floating homes. These Persian Gulf retreats offer sweeping water views, surrounded by uninterrupted scenery in every direction. Far from simply a boathouse, these floating cubes include three complete floors of living space.

Floating homes launched in Dubai

In a city known worldwide for its sensational high rises and luxurious accommodations comes a new option in real estate, this one right on the water. Dubai has launched a lofty plan to construct “the world’s first floating homes”. While there are boathouses in other cities around the globe, this type of floating house is a new concept that you won’t currently find anywhere else. Showcased in a brief video posted on Lost At E Minor.TV, the site gives just a glimpse of what the unique floating homes have to offer.

The “seahorse” homes are actually three-storey villas, featuring the unique addition of a completely underwater lower level room with sea views. This provides space for the master bedroom, complete with massive windows that show the ocean from every angle. According to developers they plan to create artificial coral reefs underneath the homes too, coining the “seahorse” name, a place to project an endangered species in the Persian Gulf.

The home also includes a main floor at sea level and a third level consisting of the home’s upper observation deck. In all, the box-shaped homes are surrounded by glass, a cube with three full storeys of living space right on the water. Video released on the website includes views of the water and shoreline from inside the home. Meanwhile, there are also shots of the curved wood deck, lined with a series of relaxing lounge chairs. From here it’s easy to take a dip in the water or simply enjoy the views. An even shorter clip posted online looks through the glass windows and sliding doors into the home’s main living space, though few specific details are shown.

Designed originally to be part of the city’s artificial island project, The Heart of Europe, developers first released renderings of “The Floating Seahorse” in 2015 during the Dubai International Boat Show. At the time the plan was to build dozens of the homes and have them finished by the end of 2016. The Heart of Europe is a small-scale recreation of existing nations in Europe, a little more than two miles off the shore of Dubai. The homes are only reachable via a seaplane or boat.


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