Seeing as approximately 70 percent of the earth consists of water, and because we’re all starting to feel more than a little cramped on land, it seems logical to consider water as a viable living space. For those of us without gills, Magma Design offers the LoftFloat houseboat as one method of dwelling on watery real estate.
Combining the comfort of a loft with the flotation capabilities of a boat, the LoftFloat “measure 45 square meters and are entirely powered by solar energy,” according to Ecofriend. Compact and modern in its aesthetics, the LifeFloat features a single room that is divided into kitchen, living room, bedroom, restroom, and deck areas.
Green fiends should be pleased to learn that the entire structure is completely sustainable: their solar energy-generating capability occurs during the day and handily fulfills all energy requirements. Currently used in Barcelona, Magma Design’s LoftFloats run €80,000 each, according to Yanko Design.