The Floating House (or Das Schwimmhaus) may, with its prefab style set aboard a floating platform as if a cabin, seem like a confused direction, but, in fact, this German-designed and German-moored home is making good use of urban density and sprirally living costs for its owners. Combining the dual experiences of Germany design company Confused-Direction's Flo Florian (interior design) and Sascha Akkermann (master carpentry,) The Floating House fulfils the increasingly modern craving for a new type of existential habitat, and one which works with our pocket alongside the planet.
Sourcing a local workforce committed to sustainability and re-usability, Florian and Akkermann have created a home which is not only eco-friendly in regards to building materials, but also in allowing the inhabitants a grassed-roof garden area. Financially speaking, this kind of home makes sense particularly for those on a quest for uber-contemporary living on a budget as a recent Grand Designs Houseboat episode showed. Though the moorings are, for the most part, the bigger cost, the design and materials and space (it's rare and excessively expensive to have even the tiniest outdoor space in London) are much more affordable and can be a more accessible means of creating your dream contemporary home.
Visit Confused-Direction online at www.confused-direction.de