What is a floating apartment, and would you live in one?
With increasnig demand for apartments in popular areas - would leaving the land be a viable option?
Living on land, has its obvious benefits, but could we see homes being transported on to Port Philip Bay?
Around the world, nations have tested out the idea - and some of them are spectacular.
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Seattle - one of the original weatherboard house-boats - Copper Jacobs, a real estate agent, specialises in these 'properties'.
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Copenhagen - built in the 1960s, it represented a futuristic design - and is still functional and occupied today.
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London - named the Inachus Floating Home, it was initially designed for a Design Competition. Interestingly, it is so well designed and insulated, that heating and cooling is not required.
Certain areas, such as the coast, would not be able to support a house-boat due to changing and unpredictable weather conditions, but sheltered areas of the Bay are a definite possibility.
Would you live in one?