A loft-style houseboat with a green terrace

With the cost of living in large cities constantly rising, the search for viable alternatives is constant. Flo Florian and Sascha Akkermann of design firm Confused-Direction and the project-developer Bernhard Urich had urban affordability in mind when they designed the Silberfisch houseboat.
The house is a thoroughly modern floating home that, instead of occupying a valuable plot of land, is anchored in a body of water. In theory, the Silberfisch would allow residents to remain in a location indefinitely or relocate on a whim.

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It’s an interesting concept whose acceptance by the general public might be debatable. However, the eco-friendly principles underlying the house are universally appealing. Two of the primary “green” methods used in the house’s construction are a green roof planted with vegetation and the use of reclaimed wood wherever possible. The toilet is an Eco-Toilet which saves water recources. Additionally, the house produces zero emissions. As home prices and eco-friendliness become increasingly critical issues, Confused-Direction’s Silberfisch houseboat may become a realistic option.
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The open minimalist design is perfect for this small space houseboat.
innen Steuerbord 1 - A loft-style houseboat with a green terraceThe full lighting is gathered by the glass end of the boat and is enhanced by the white interior.
IMG 115a 1 - A loft-style houseboat with a green terraceThe concept has been to build a houseboat that never leaves the shoreline, but has all the beauty and design features that grace many lofts.
innen Backbord 1 - A loft-style houseboat with a green terracePhotos courtesy of SchwimmHausBoot 

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