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The Future of Residential Construction Is Not on Land, but in (or Very Near) the Sea!

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The Future of Residential Construction Is Not on Land, but in (or Very Near) the Sea!

Builders are rising to meet the challenge, as homeowners pursue more resort options


October 25, 2022
A resort-style tropical home sited on the water at sunset
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According to Forbes, as more homeowners pursue resort homes and lake-front views, builders are developing new ways to bring the waterfront experience to them. One option is solar-powered living on a private, residential resort in the Bahamas’ Elizabeth Island, offering carbon-neutral homes. The residential resort club will offer 5,900-square-foot, four-bedroom residences, in addition to eight six-bedroom estate homes. The club's benefits include a fleet of solar-powered and crewed yachts and electric day boats, as well as a beach club, spa, and restaurant.

In Panama, another builder has created a line of floating homes, Jetsons-style pod-like dwellings that stand almost 8 feet above ocean waves and offer 830 square feet of living space. Still other options include Costa Elena, a remote community in Costa Rica, which offers exquisite off-the-grid homes with private balconies, terraces, and infinity pools, along with kite surfing, mountain biking, fishing, snorkeling, hiking, and more.

As long as real estate has existed, countless well-heeled home buyers have sought waterfront real estate facing oceans, lakes, rivers and more. New ways to get close to the water continue to emerge, including pod-like domiciles raised above the ocean blue, sea-faring homes and residences that come complete with solar-powered yachts.

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