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Floating homes and communities are an innovative and increasingly popular solution, especially in town and city centre’s where space for new houses is at a premium and there is an abundance of unused docks, locks and wharfs just waiting to be redeveloped. Similarly vast areas of water environment can be developed, utilized and enhanced by bringing floating homes into the area allowing occupants to enjoy the surroundings as well as letting them be actively involved in the conservancy of these areas.
Below are different examples of Floating Homes and Developments built by our partners in ABC Arkenbouw in Holland and show the huge diversity of design achievable with these innovative homes.
MONNICKENDAM The resourceful Dutch are finding many varied and different locations in which to place their new floating homes. The same could happen here in the UK – it only takes some thinking “outside the box”. Many Marinas such as shown here have areas of underutilised pieces of land which with a little bit of […]
LEIDEN More and more people in Holland are recognising that a floating home offers more than just an alternative to land based homes – its very much about the quality of life on the water and the amount of living space available for your money.
MEERSTAD GRONINGEN This stunning location in Groningen shows just what a bit of imagination and well thought out planning can achieve. There are numerous locations like this in the UK which could benefit from such imaginative and forward thinking. Owners purchase their plot and commission their bespoke Floating Home which is delivered to site as […]
RESIDENCE LOOSDRECHT LAKES Developemnt of Watervillas with a gross living area of 120 m2, divided into two floors, situated in their own grounds and water. These watervillas are located in a lovley landscaped area of lagoons and lakes surrounded by gardens and grass terraces with easy access and lit roads and pathways. Secluded and quite […]
GRONINGEN The first new Flaoting Homes have now been placed on site at the exciting new development in Groningen. Built to full Dutch Building Code Regulations they are beautifully designed to provide spacious, comfortable and energy effcient homes that are more affordable and durable than their land based cousins.
TERWIJDE UTRECHT Centrally located in Terwijde Utrecht are 14 stylish new floating homes under construction. Whatever you would expect from a house on the mainland you also get here: comfort, durable and safe. Each floating home has two floors and a floating terrace. Here you can enjoy living o9n the water and all that it […]
ZUYDERZEE – SPAKENBURG The amenities of the village, combined with the freedom of living on the Eemmeer. This totally unique living experience for the Netherlands is reserved for the future residents of the water villas. In the morning you open the bedroom curtains, the sun reflected off the water through the window and cheerful quacking […]
LEYLESTAD – PONDS EDGE At the edge of the Park, a new neighborhood on the south side of the city in the Kestrel area now boasts a New Floating Residential community with eight energy-efficient, low-maintenance and durable floating homes. Built in collective private commissions (CPO) the lagoon was dug into a beautiful large bowl large […]
MEESTAD – GRONINGEN The latest Floating Homes being lifted into place at their new Home of Meerstad in Groningen. When finished this will be a small floating community of Luxury Floating Villas which will enjoy magnificent landscaped surroundings overlooking a vast expanse of water. Even these large units can be delivered by road and craned […]
AMSTERDAM 17.9M X 5M The photographs here show a low cost family Floating Home designed specifically for Amsterdam where environmental impact is strictly controlled. Being single story these lovely floating homes would be ideal for the UK market in sensitive areas where visual impact needs to be minimised. As you can see Dutch families have […]