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Check out these fabulous floating homes!

Last updated on: May 12, 2011 11:47 IST

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As land becomes a scare resource, it's time to turn to the waters to build houses.

Dan Wittenberg realised the surface of the water could be transformed into real estate in the early 1980's. Wittenberg founded International Marine Floatation Systems Inc (IMFS) to develop innovative ideas on water.

IMFS has tasted success with innovative technology in buildings residential communities, rowing clubhouses, yacht shelters, swimming pools, breakwaters, marinas, hotels, restaurants, retail shopping and roadways.

Here's a look at some of the amazing floating houses designed by International Marine Floatation Systems

Photographs, courtesy: International Marine Floatation Systems


Image: A floating home community developed by IMFS.

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1. Ladner, Canada

The floating homes are strong and designed to withstand weather conditions.

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Image: Floating home in Ladner.

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2. Seattle, Washington

The company claims the floats are unsinkable under any conditions.

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Image: Floating home in Seattle.

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3. Seattle, Washington

These floats qualify for standard insurance.

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Image: Floating home in Seatle.

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4. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Modern residential, and commercial floats have a non-combustible and explosion-proof system.

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Image: Floating home in Amsterdam.

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5. Vancouver, Canada

The floating platforms do not require expensive haul-out for painting or scraping below the water-line.

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Image: Floating home in Vancouver.

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6. Seattle, Washington

The floating platform is completely insulated for variations in water temperature, including ice conditions.


Image: Floating home in Seattle.

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7. Seattle, Washington

All materials in the IMFS floating system are non-toxic.

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8. Seattle, Washington

IMFS' structural concrete design and patented 'Danbuoy' connector eliminate dependence on structural wooden whalers.


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9. Ladner, Canada.

The floating foundation platforms must be a single piece.


Image: Floating home in Ladner.

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10.  Seattle, Washington

IMFS has supplied floating structures to waterfront developers and industry, in both salt and fresh water locations since 1982.

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Image: A floating home in Seattle.

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11. West coast, British Columbia

The floating platform is built on land to make sure it withstands the pressures even with the buildings.

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Image: A floating home in West coast.

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12. Sullivan Bay

IMFS has been supplying floating structures since 1982.

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Image: A floating home in Sullivan Bay.

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13. Seattle, Washington

All materials in the IMFS floating system are non-toxic.


Image: A floating home in Seattle.

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