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Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:53 AM

Could you live in a "floating UFO home"?

These look pretty neat. I would like to rent one for a month to get a feel for it. Of course I'd like to be confident that they're truly unsinkable, so I'd probably give it a year or two on the market before permanently inhabiting one.


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Reply Could you live in a "floating UFO home"? (Original post)
True Dough Jan 2017 OP
trixie2 Jan 2017 #1
MrScorpio Jan 2017 #2
fleur-de-lisa Jan 2017 #3
Coventina Jan 2017 #4
OriginalGeek Jan 2017 #5
Coventina Jan 2017 #8
hunter Jan 2017 #6
True Dough Jan 2017 #7
Brother Buzz Jan 2017 #9
hunter Jan 2017 #10
Brother Buzz Jan 2017 #11
Brother Buzz Jan 2017 #12

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:30 AM

1. I'm in!

Just put me in Lake St. Clair. Wonder what Ice would do to it.

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Response to trixie2 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 03:17 AM

2. The way that it ices up over here around Anchor Bay

You'd be lucky if you're not stuck off the side of Harsen's Island.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:02 AM

3. Totally!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 09:07 AM

4. If there's enough space for my media collections (books, records, etc.) I'm ALL IN!!!

I'm hoping that there's more to it under the surface? Kind of like an iceberg?

Friggin' awesome!!!

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Response to Coventina (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 11:41 AM

5. just under 2000 sq ft inside

which is bigger than my current house - although I guess they'd need to get me a floating shed too lol.

The master bedroom is underwater with panoramic view. Fishies might watch you sleep.

I'd do this in a heartbeat. Not sure if I can get wife and daughter on-board though. Probably depends how fast the internet is.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 01:06 PM

8. Woo-hoo!

My current house is only 900 sq ft. so it works for me!!

Love it!!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 12:05 PM

6. Is that Kevin Costner on his trimaran I see on the horizon?



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterworld

Cleaning the windows on these would be a real chore.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium gets volunteer divers to clean underwater windows because it's a fun thing, is for a good cause, and comes with bragging rights.



Paying somebody to do that, or doing it yourself, wouldn't be fun.

What I really want is one of those magic tents in Harry Potter's world, small on the outside, huge and luxurious on the inside.

You could probably put one on a raft too.




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Response to hunter (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 12:33 PM

7. It's true, windows would be a source of constant upkeep

Cleaning and ensuring the seals are intact because springing a leak could be very damaging, particularly if you'd left your underwater pod to head onshore!

But conventional homes also require routine maintenance, like a new roof or replacing water/sewage pipes. At least with this type of home you'd never have to pave the driveway.

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Response to hunter (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 02:30 PM

9. Last time I saw that trimaran, it was basicly abandoned in San Diego harbor....

buried under three inches of bird shit. Seriously.

I always had a keen interest in that boat because Commodore Tompkins made the conceptional drawings for it from his Tiburon home. From his vantage point overlooking the bay, he saw another crazy multihull moored that was his inspiration, a boat I was involved it. Our boat was ultimately busted up by a blue whale off Santa Cruz.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 04:06 PM

10. Oh dear, there's another thing to consider... bird shit.

Or sea lions.



Notice how the bell doesn't bother them at all.

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Response to hunter (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 04:20 PM

11. Sea Lions are taking over marinas in California



In one case, an entire marina has been abandoned to them.

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