ARKUP's floating homes fix a slew of urban woes

Oct 27, 2017, 6:49 AM EDT
(Source: http://www.arkup.com/)
(Source: http://www.arkup.com/)

A Miami-based company is proposing the concept of life on the water as a solution to urban burst, rising sea levels and energy hunger, the key challenges of our generation.

ARKUP has developed 4,350-square foot floating houses, where families can live ecologically, powered by solar energy, minimizing their carbon footprints and harnessing the nature for water and electricity, notes Tree Hugger.

The homes are touted as hurricane proof, immune to high winds, surges and floods, and a unit can also be subdivided into smaller apartments to be sailed to shallow waters if need be.