Sustainable Development

Meet 'The Float', a green-roofed floating home made from cork and timber

Homes floating on water.

The built environment makes up about 40% of total global emissions - sustainable floating homes could be one solution. Image: Unsplash/Nastya Dulhiier

Paige Bennett
Writer, EcoWatch
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A floating home with furniture and plants inside and a boat opposite.
The unique design is inspired by origami. Image: Riccardo De Vecchi/Eco Watch
A floating home being built with tractors behind it.
The Float is clad in cork, a renewable material which boosts the insulation properties of the building. Image: Riccardo De Vecchi/Eco Watch
Inside the floating home on water.
The building is made up of smaller modules that face nature views. Image: Riccardo De Vecchi/Eco Watch

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