OMG I’ve Found My Next House

Nothing more to say but check out this website Arkup's incredible floating home is finally complete and it will cost you 5.5 million

Nothing more to say but check out this website

The Arkup #1, as it’s officially called, is a 75 ft (22.9 m)-long two-story ultra-luxury houseboat comprising 4,350 sq ft (404 sq m) of floorspace. It was designed by Dutch architecture firm Waterstudio and the model pictured was furnished by Brazil’s Artefacto.

The house boat boats hydraulic stilts that can be deployed to a depth of 20 ft (6 m) to stabilize the dwelling or lift it above the water line to avoid waves and reduce hull maintenance. The firm also says that it’s rated to withstand Category 4 Hurricane winds of up to 155 mph (250 km/h).

There’s a lot of other tech installed in the Arkup #1 too, including a 36 kW solar panel array and up to 1,000 kWh battery bank that Arkup says is sufficient to power it off-the-grid. Rainwater is collected from the roof and purified for drinking, and a bunch of communication systems are used for the internet, TV and radio. The home is propelled by a pair of 100 kW (134 hp) electric azimuth thrusters, allowing it to reach 7 knots.

The Arkup #1 is fronted by a slide-out deck area, and generous glazing. The model shown features an open-plan ground floor layout with lounge, dining area, kitchen, and a bathroom. Upstairs, there are a total of four bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom.

Here is the negative!

The owners of this Arkup houseboat say, “Our house is really a boat.” But officials in Miami say the boat is really a house, and are taxing it accordingly. Now, the owners are suing to prove the boatness of their houseboat, as the Miami Herald reported.


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