Self sustaining floating home
12 Nov 2015

Self sustaining floating home

12 Nov 2015

We all need some time to relax and get away from everyday troubles and worries. Traveling is undoubtedly one of the best ways to escape from the routine of daily life. What can be more calming and relaxing than a weekend spent somewhere quiet in nature? It seems that there is a new innovation that could interest the lovers of quiet getaways, as well as off-grid enthusiasts.

A new innovative design called Floatwing allows you to enjoy a perfect off-grid getaway! Floatwing is essentially a floating mobile home which can move at a speed of 3 kt (3.5 mph / 5.6 km/h) using two small outboard motors. It has been designed using a modular design so it can be built to individual specifications from 7 to 15 meters in length.

Created by the Portuguese engineering company Friday, this amazing self-sufficient home is aimed to achieve maximum energy efficiency by using environmentally friendly materials and taking advantage of green energy. Thanks to this, the Floatwing has a very low carbon footprint and covers 85% of its energy needs through renewable sources, mainly solar power. In fact, it can generate up to 100% of its annual energy demand in just six months. When fully charged, the watercraft is completely self-sufficient for at least seven days, including the energy needed to power the onboard appliances.

No word yet as to how the Floatwing will perform in non-perfect conditions but it’s safe to assume sea crossings will be out of the question!

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