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Inside a luxury floating home that elevates during storms

August 27, 2019

What does aspirational living look like in the age of global warming? According to Arkup, it’s a floating double-decker yacht that doubles as a glassy modern house. This home is now available for purchase

The Miami, Florida-based company recently showed off its floating home concept, a posh, off-grid yacht that comes loaded with high-end features. The company’s vision is a part-boat, part-house, and nothing like the cramped and scrappy maritime living you’ve maybe experienced.

The houseboat stands on retractable hydraulic pilings that can raise the structure 20 feet into the air during storm surges. Details include a solar panel roof to power onboard batteries, sleek wood floors, a sun deck that dips into the water to become a sea pool, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows that let you look out onto the ocean in case weather requires you to be indoors.

According to the designers, the 4,350-square-foot yacht is “as stable as a house” but can scoot along at seven knots, impervious to bad weather and waves, including 155 mph winds.

The first built Arkup home was unveiled at the Miami Yacht Show in February.

Arkup’s designers Nicolas Derouin and Arnaud Luguet’s larger vision includes “an affordable model,” as well as floating neighborhoods and eco-hotels.

For more details, call the Floating Home Specialists on 305-523-9323.

Rendering of floating house
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