The Future of Houseboats is Here

  • January 26th 2018

by Nena Perry-Brown

The Future of Houseboats is Here: Figure 1
EI-Home hauseboote

With rising sea levels a looming concern for waterfront cities like DC, UrbanTurf is sharing an innovative houseboat concept across the pond.

As reported by design boom, German company Nautilus has developed the "hauseboote", a customizable floating home for families to buy or tourists to rent. There are four types of the houseboat:

  • The Nautino, which has room and sleeping berths for up to 7 people. 
  • The Nautilus, with has room for 6-8 adults and two children. This version has an optional convertible roof, foldable gangways and cabin, and extendable living area.
  • The Vagabund, which has room for 4-6 adults and two children. This version is the most customizable in colors and materials; the living room can also be extended on two floors.
  • The EI-Home is a "holiday home"-style houseboat with a large picture window and sundeck, which is also suitable for installation of solar panels.

Some of the hausebootes can even be customized to include such amenities as a fireplace, fire pit or sauna.

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This article originally published at https://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the-future-of-houseboats-is-here/13498.

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