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.
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.