UFO Houseboat

I’ve come to regard Kickstarter as a bad bet.  Even a project with in excess of 10 million dollars can fail, leaving “investors” holding the empty bag.   And this project is highly doubtful… but cool.

Site says:

The UFO is intended for “living floating house”

Using a waterjet-propelled Torqeedo Deep Blue 1800electric motor (80hp) with a leisurely maximum speed
of 3.5 knots (6.5 km/h, 4 mph)

unidentified-floating-object-clipularThe motor is connected to a batteries,  sending the generated energy  from 40 sq. m (430 sq. ft.) of solar panels in a closable lid atop the structure.
Additional energy sources can be provided through optional wind and water turbines located on the top and below the main disc of the UFO, respectively, creating enough power to operate the home and motor.
A water generator would be used for converting rain or seawater to fresh drinking water, as well as watering
a vegetable garden located on a deck that encircles the structure and measures 12.5 m (41 ft) in diameter.
Two half-spherical shells of fiberglass make up the two stories of the interior housing, with flexible floor plans for various configurations.
The interior  consist of a transformable kitchen and dining/living area on a 20-sq. m (215-sq. ft.) top level, with stairs leading down to a 10-sq. m (107-sq. ft.) submerged lower level with bathroom and bedroom surrounded by a large window for viewing sea life.

Originally posted 2016-12-04 19:00:51.

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