In today’s housing market, floating homes are becoming increasingly sought-after, offer a combination of breathtaking water views and the off-the-grid living experience with the potential for mobility. These desirable floating residences might just be the best options for individuals who want prime real estate by the water but can’t find the perfect apartment. Spurred on by his own personal experience when painstakingly searching for an apartment to rent in Abu Dhabi, Dutch entrepreneur Berend Lens van Rijn, conceived the idea of the Waterlovt.
As with most floating homes, the Waterlovt acts as a cross between a houseboat and a small private island, which once towed into place, becomes its own perfect oasis. In addition to its sleek, open-concept interior, the Waterlovt is designed to be self-sufficient and environmentally-friendly. The Waterlovt can be connected to a mainland power supply, but it is also kitted out for off-the-grid living – fully customizable with different solar panels, batteries, and whisper generators that will keep the home powered for 24 hours a day.
The Waterlovt also has the ability to process salt water into drinkable water with a filtration system that can produce 6.6 gallons of drinkable water in an hour. Keeping with its eco-friendly theme, it can also can reuse organic waste to generate power, as well as safely filter said waste for discharge into open waters.
Currently 20 Waterlovt crafts have been commissioned and prices are available upon request.