Spaceship style floating homes coming to Dubai
Dutch developer New Living on Water (NLW) is planning to unveil its futuristic-looking floating homes concept at Cityscape Global in Dubai next month.
The company has created a striking water home concept based on an "organic" circular design. It said that it is confident of selling US$50 million worth of homes within the first year of its Middle East launch at Cityscape, and of being able to double that within two years.
The price of units will depend on the size of homes, but the model being presented at Cityscape with 16,000 square feet of internal space and 520 sq ft outdoors will cost about $11m to buy. Floor plans of the floating homes on the company’s website show a three-level structure with a basement level containing a garage with room for six cars, a cinema, entertainment area, fitness room and storage areas. The main ground floor level has four en suite bedrooms, a living area and kit¬chen, plus outdoor space with a pool and stairs leading to a roof light garden. The first floor contains a dining room and a bal¬cony area.
The company said that it believes the homes will be popular because they offer luxury, privacy, environmental sustainability and a renewable energy element.
"A lot of people nowadays live in very densely populated ¬areas, and for most of them this is no problem in everyday life," said NLW’s managing director and co-owner, Menno de Roos. "But the need for some pri¬vacy and the inner need of being connected to nature has always been with us, and that’s what we’re offering."