There’s a lot of talk right now about Floating Homes. Why is the idea of a floating home such a topic of conversation? Read on for some insight into just why everybody is talking about floating houses.
Just what is so big about this big idea?
floating homes are tried, tested and innovative
A home on the water feels like an up to the minute concept, and it is. But be assured that for all the innovation and newness you’re not taking the risks of uncharted waters.
The idea of living on water has been around for centuries. At least. From Amsterdam, to the USA, to Indonesia and the Bajau communities who originated in the Philippines, people have long lived on the water.
It’s not about making long voyages. It’s about living on the water.
Scientists today are talking about ‘Bluefield sites’; it’s what they’re calling new places for new homes on the water. It seems like, as is happening a lot nowadays, we’re learning that some of the old ways were pretty good ways. And as we work towards developing how we live, and how we live better, for us and the planet, we’re all talking about floating homes.
floating homes make for sustainable living
There’s always a worry about a new technology. We’re all increasingly aware of the need to protect our planet and the very mention of a location or development for new homes is enough to send out signals causing concern over what’s going to be built, and how. Will it be green enough to satisfy our current values?
Well, the use of the ‘blue spaces’, often adjacent to ‘green spaces’, and production methods using cutting edge techniques and materials all add up to floating homes being a very green idea indeed. A less hectic lifestyle with a less impactful carbon footprint. It’s another one of the reasons everybody’s talking about floating homes.
A Boat-Like Lifestyle without Compromises
This one is causing a lot of talk. People love boats and have always been drawn to the boating life. A life on the water. The simple fact is that a floating home is not a boat. Boats are designed to move. Floating homes aren’t. Except for the slight rise and fall they make with the changing water level, because their foundations have been designed to float.
You’ll get all the sights and sounds, the lapping water and the ripple of the currents, that come with life on a boat. But you’re connected to mains utilities and enjoying the comforts more associated with a house. With all the magical appeal of living on a boat but rather more static it’s no wonder that everybody’s talking about floating homes.
The Financial and Lifestyle Benefits of Floating Homes
So it’s the appeal of a boat, but it’s not a boat. That’s definitely one reason why the big idea of a floating home is a hot topic just now. But there’s more to it than that. Leaving aside – just for the moment – the appeal of life on the water, a floating home can make sound financial sense. It’s a way of acquiring a realistically priced, high quality, residence. All the projections are that it’s set to make a good return on the initial investment.
If you’re in need of more inspiration then take a look at “What makes a floating home such a good idea“.
You can live in a floating home so, for instance, if you’re thinking of downsizing, this could be a very interesting option. If you’re looking to invest some capital, but retaining your home, a floating home makes an ideal holiday retreat. That way you get an idyllic get-away – and the possibility of enhancing your return on investment with income from holiday letting.
The big idea starts to add up to having more than the best of both worlds. It’s the best of several worlds.
Explore Waterfront Living at Upton Lake: Where Innovation Meets Stunning Design
This is a stunning example of how to create and locate floating homes. On the River Severn, near the charming town of Upton-Upon-Severn, this new development has got everybody talking. Waterfront Living at Upton Lake is set to set the bar for this style of stylish living. This is use of blue and green space, leading technology and superb design.
We’re always on the lookout for new and innovative ways to provide an alternative to bricks and mortar living and we’ve been keen to create something a little bit different for a while now. This development seemed like a natural progression for us, as it combines what we do best across our residential, leisure and inland marina sectors.
Sparked from a determination to find a solution for those with an equal love of the outdoors and luxury creature comforts, as well as taking full advantage of the blue and green space on offer, Waterfront Living is a culmination of many years of experience within the Tingdene Group.Ethan Zone, Director of Strategy & Growth at Tingdene Group
These are indeed big ideas. And everybody is talking about them. It’s time to listen in.