OLD SHIPS, NEW HOMES

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If the plans of a group of Dutch ar­chi­tects come to fruition, a num­ber of old cargo freighters will be lifted on to land and trans­formed into mod­ern, eco-friendly homes.

The con­cept is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Stu­dio Komma, Stu­dio Kees Marcelis, and land­scape ar­chi­tect Buro Poel­mans Reesink. Their vi­sion for Hol­land’s first Marine-doc Es­tate will see between six and 14 ships estab­lished in two com­mu­ni­ties.

At around 65m in length, the ship-homes will fea­ture an in­door garage, a spa­cious liv­ing room, three bed­rooms, a kitchen, bath­room and a large rooftop gar­den ter­race – with the ves­sels’ nau­ti­cal flavour being re­tained as much as pos­si­ble.

The ves­sels will be set in a nat­u­ral land­scape, with ac­cess to open wa­ter. It is not clear how much you will pay to own one of the mar­itime homes.

The ves­sels will be set in a nat­u­ral land­scape, with ac­cess to open wa­ter.

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