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Floating homes: The Dutch solution to housing shortages

Amsterdam has almost 3,000 officially registered traditional houseboats across its canals. Image: Isabel Nabuurs

Shira Rubin

Journalist, Israel correspondent for The Washington Post

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A cross section of a floating house.
A cross section of a floating house. Image: Ahlqvist & Almqvist
A rendering of a floating city planned for the Maldives, which is threatened by rising seas.
A rendering of a floating city planned for the Maldives, which is threatened by rising seas. Image: KOEN OLTHUIS / WATERSTUDIO

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