Floating house prototypes designed to cope with sea level rise

Recent floating home prototypes have emerged in the U.K., Spain, and Nigeria.

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | June 1, 2016
Floating house prototypes designed to cope with sea level rise
Floating house prototypes designed to cope with sea level rise

If sea levels rise due to global climate change as predicted, home builders could turn to a new concept for coastal housing: the floating house.

Recent floating home prototypes have emerged in the U.K., Spain, and Nigeria. In recent weeks, a floating house has been towed through the waters of the Thames estuary in England by a tugboat. The wood structure is buoyed by three steel pontoons, and is an attempt to create a floating home that can have all of the features of a standard land-based house.

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