Dutch developer New Living on Water (NLW) is planning to unveil its futuristic-looking floating homes concept at Cityscape Global in Dubai next month.
The company has created a striking water home concept based on an “organic”, circular design. It said that it is confident of selling US$50m (Dh184m) worth of homes within the first year of its Middle East launch at Cityscape, and of being able to double that within two years.
Floor plans of the floating homes on the company’s website show a three-level structure with a basement level containing a garage with room for six cars, a cinema, entertainment area, fitness room and storage areas. The main ground floor level has four en suite bedrooms, a living area and kitchen, plus outdoor space with a pool and stairs leading to a roof light garden. The first floor contains a dining room and a balcony area.
“A lot of people nowadays live in very densely populated areas, and for most of them this is no problem in everyday life,” said NLW’s managing director and co-owner, Menno de Roos. “But the need for some privacy and the inner need of being connected to nature has always been with us, and that’s what we’re offering.
The floating home concept is not new to Dubai. The Dubai-based Kleindienst Group run by Josef Kliendienst is already selling Floating Seahorse villas at its Heart of Europe development, which is a group of six islands currently under development at The World — the complex of 300 man-made islands built 6km from Dubai’s coastline by master developer Nakheel.
Cityscape Global runs from 6-8 September at Dubai World Trade Centre.