Arkup Floating House Yacht
Photo credit: Craig Denis | Arkup
Called Arkup #1, this floating house, designed by Dutch architect Koen Olthuis, is unlike any other. It’s a two-story 4,350-square-foot houseboat that’s part yacht and oil rig, due to its retractable hydraulic pilings that can lift the structure above water (up to 20-feet), keeping you safe in inclement weather, even during a Category 4 hurricane with winds up to 155 mph.



The roof-mounted solar panel array is paired with a 1,000 kWh battery pack that stores energy for anytime use, while a rainwater collection system ensures that you always have potable water. Want to move around or just go for a cruise? Arkup #1 uses a pair of 100 kW thrusters to propel itself at up to 7 knots.

Arkup Floating Home Yacht
Arkup Floating Home Yacht
Arkup Floating Home Yacht
A high-tech communication system connects the floating house with the internet, television and radio. In addition to plenty of floor-to-ceiling windows, the ground floor features a lounge / dining area, kitchen, and a full bathroom. Climb up the stairs, and you’ll find four spacious bedrooms, all of which have an en-suite bathroom for maximum privacy.

Arkup Floating Home Yacht
Arkup Floating Home Yacht
Arkup Floating Home Yacht
Slide open the massive windows on the ground floor and step out onto the expansive sun deck / terrace. One caveat: it’ll set you back a hefty $5.5-million USD.

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