A floating home isn’t a new concept, but many architects are now looking at these types of dwellings to sustain urban growth.
One of these forward-thinking designers is Donald Starkey, who has designed Ome Islands. With 1,400 metres of living space, Ome is a unique house that will give inhabitants the ability to drift between the various man-made islands of Dubai’s World Project.
Ome Islands feature a lower deck complete with an open air lounge, swimming pool, bar and dining area. The upper deck features six bedrooms.
The 32,000kW needed to keep Ome ticking will come from renewable energy sources, including solar. Unfortunately, all that space, technology, and freedom, will also come with a steep price tag of around $20 million. But, for those that always dreamed on living on their own private island, the Ome Island may be a good value.