Between Earth Ships, the Small House Movement, and others, there’s a huge desire for off-the-grid alternatives to typical housing options.

London’s EcoFloLife have been working on these alternatives for years, and, in partnership with Italian architect Giancarlo Zema, have annouced plans for a new kind of energy-efficient home.

The Waternest 100 will be a literal floating haven of green energy. Made from reycled timber and salvaged aluminum, it is 98% recyclable. A 60m2 solar panel array on the roof will generate 4 kwp.

The interior will be offered in a variety of configurations, which, according to DesignBoom, can include space for an office, lounge bar, restaurant, retail shop or exhibition area.

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Thanks to the company’s innovative technologies, the Waternest 100 can be positioned on any stretch of calm water – rivers, lakes, bays, even particularly quiet stretches of sea.

Head on over to DesignBoom to read more about the project.

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Colin is a writer, journalist and freelance designer based out of Hamilton, Ontario. His writing has appeared on Geekword.net, Aesthetic Magazine Toronto, and the Oakville News. When not hard at work, Colin loves to travel, and has backpacked all over Latin America, the United States and China.


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