A Futuristic Floating Solar-Powered House Is Your Last Resort

Maybe you’ve always had two big dreams you could never reconcile: living on a houseboat, and living in a functional yet artistic piece of modern architecture. Now you can have both with The Last Resort, a futuristic floating solar-powered house designed by RAFAA Architecture and Designs of Copenhagen.

Inhabitat reports that house measures about 16 feet wide and 50 feet wide, with two levels. Sleeping bunks (presumably for guests), mechanical equipment and hatches are located on the lower level;  the upper “deck” is reserved for the kitchen, a bathroom and two bedrooms. Vertical blinds on the facade help to control interior temps while providing for a little privacy while at dock; stairs lead up to the rooftop deck, where roof-integrated solar panels keep the two electric engines on the move.


image via Inhabitat

This design recently took home first place in a competition organized by the Internationale Bauausstellung in Germany, and all the fanfare seems to have attracted some real interest, as construction on a number of these homes is expected to begin by the end of 2010–we’re assuming on Lusatian Lakeland, the area for which they were designed.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

1 Comment

  • Reply May 18, 2011

    Emmi Bances

    WOW….This is looking incredibly beautiful…..I loved the idea of 4 border surrounded with water……Love it…..Cheers!!! nnAfrican Safari

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