Having your own personal paradise in the middle of the ocean is simply ideal, but buying a private island may not always be a feasible option considering various logistical factors. For those looking for an intimate space at a nearby lakeside or pond, the WaterNest 100 floating house perfectly fits the bill.
The WaterNest 100 is an eco-friendly house that is designed to float on small as well as large water bodies like lakes, bays, and seas. Up to 98 percent recyclable, this is the luxury abode of the future. Here’s a look at this lovely home.
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EcoFloLife known for offering green furniture developed the WaterNest 100 after years of research. Designed by renowned Italian architect Giancarlo Zema, the model house envelops over 100 square meters and is made entirely of recycled glued laminated timber and a recycled aluminium hull.
Currently, the WaterNest is available for residential spaces, but it can be created for several possible configurations such as office, lounge bar, restaurant and even stores.
The WaterNest can include a living room, dining area, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. One of the most beautiful parts about this abode is the view. Once you enter, you will find conveniently located balconies on the sides and the fascinating views over the water via the large windows.
Furthermore, the interiors of this property are built in contemporary style with sustainable materials. Natural materials, soothing colours and soft shapes offer a warm, home-like feel to the place with sun lit rooms and comfortable furniture. The floor is made of high-quality teak to withstand temperature variations, humidity, saltiness and the hazards of atmospheric agents.
The house is powered by 0 sqm of amorphous photovoltaic panels capable of generating 4 kWp of electricity, installed on the wooden roof. Additionally, it has an integrated system for the purification and filtering of waste water, which can be partly reused for consumption.
The WaterNest 100 has an integrated air conditioning system that allows filtered ventilation in the house with ceiling and floor air grilles. The cooling system with automatic temperature control ensures very low energy consumption and hardly any maintenance.
One of the finest features is the domotic technology. It uses an app on your smartphone to control electronics around your house. You can manage the lights, fixtures like curtains, sound system, air conditioning and keep your house on energy saving mode. Additionally, this property also comes with state-of-the-art security gadgets that include burglar alarm, CCTV, automatic resets and other features.
The all green, luxury residence is priced at €800,000 (approx. INR 5 crores) for 100 square meter model, and can be fully customised.