Made of recycled laminated timber and salvaged aluminum, this rounded pod home floats on the surface of any calm body of water, gathering all of its power from solar panels built into the roof. The Waternest 100 by London-based EcoFloLife and Giancarlo Zema Design Group can be configured as a private residence, office, lounge, restaurant, shop or exhibition space.
The home’s curves, low profile and natural materials give it a harmonious feel in the natural environment while retaining a sense of modernity. At just about 40 feet wide and measuring just over 1,000 square feet, it’s a compact space without being quite so ‘tiny’ as many other sustainable small-scale dwellings, and includes living and dining rooms, bedrooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.
The home features natural micro-ventilation and large skylights in the kitchen and bathroom to let in natural daylight, as well as a narrow terrace. The materials and sustainable production systems used in the home enable it to be up to 98% recyclable when its lifetime comes to an end.