This Amazing Floating House Is One Of The Craziest Projects Ever

What you see here is one of the craziest and most ambitious projects to ever be completed. This is Arkup #1, a luxury houseboat that was created by a visionary company called Waterstudio  and completed earlier this year. It’s this amazing two-story home that just floats and remains unbothered not even by winds of up to 155 mph. The house is also pretty massive in addition to being incredibly stable on the water. It offers 4,350 square feet (404 square meters) of floor space and it’s 75 ft( 23m) long.

Arkup #1 is the first of its kind, with plans to build three more similar structure in the near futureView in gallery
Arkup #1 is the first of its kind, with plans to build three more similar structure in the near future
This amazing floating house uses stabilizing hydraulic stilts which make it impervious to waves and strong windsView in gallery
This amazing floating house uses stabilizing hydraulic stilts which make it impervious to waves and strong winds

As if the size and design alone weren’t impressive enough, this one-of-a-kind floating house is equipped with tons of cool features such as  a 36 kW solar panel array and a 1,000 kWh battery that can power it off-the-grid. Other included features are a rainwater collection and purification system and a pair of engines.

The houseboat has a minimalist rectangular shape with a slide-out deck areaView in gallery
The houseboat has a minimalist rectangular shape with a slide-out deck area
The deck serves as an outdoor lounge space and has glass railingsView in gallery
The deck serves as an outdoor lounge space and has glass railings

The house also has stabilizing hydraulic stilts which are probably its most noteworthy design feature. From an aesthetic perspective the house is super cool and modern, featuring huge windows that frame the amazing views and a very clean and chic interior decor. Of course, all of that comes at a price which in this case is a whopping US$5.5 million.

The house also has its own engines which allow it to be moved to pretty much any locationView in gallery
The house also has its own engines which allow it to be moved to pretty much any location
Inside, the spaces are organized on two floors, both with full-height windowsView in gallery
Inside, the spaces are organized on two floors, both with full-height windows
The interior design is minimalistic and contemporary with subtle nautical influencesView in gallery
The interior design is minimalistic and contemporary with subtle nautical influences
The upper level houses four bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroomView in gallery
The upper level houses four bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom
The bedrooms also have chic little work areas and beds that face the glass wallsView in gallery
The bedrooms also have chic little work areas and beds that face the glass walls
The views are obviously a very important part of the house's design, as it's naturalView in gallery
The views are obviously a very important part of the house’s design, as it’s natural
The full-height windows let in lots of natural light and create a very peaceful and serene ambiance insideView in gallery
The full-height windows let in lots of natural light and create a very peaceful and serene ambiance inside
The slide-out deck is a really cool area which also takes full advantage of the viewsView in gallery
The slide-out deck is a really cool area which also takes full advantage of the views
The ground floor has an open plan design and this is where all the social areas are gathered togetherView in gallery
The ground floor has an open plan design and this is where all the social areas are gathered together
The ground floor lounge area is super bright and stylish, with sliding glass doors leading to the deckView in gallery
The ground floor lounge area is super bright and stylish, with sliding glass doors leading to the deck
The light wooden accents and all the neutrals go perfectly with the rest of the decorView in gallery
The light wooden accents and all the neutrals go perfectly with the rest of the decor
The color palette is reduced to a few simple and neutral nuances, allowing the focus to be on the viewsView in gallery
The color palette is reduced to a few simple and neutral nuances, allowing the focus to be on the views
The deck is absolutely amazing, featuring glass railings for unobstructed viewing anglesView in gallery
The deck is absolutely amazing, featuring glass railings for unobstructed viewing angles