Dutch Architect Designs Free Floating Catamaran for Nature Lovers

Dutch architect, Marijn Beije has designed a unique suite built on a catamaran. It is a tiny and compact cabin but features everything you might need for an overnight stay. The architect hopes to lure the younger generation of city-focused people back into nature. The free floating catamaran offers you the unique opportunity to sleep on the water and under the stars. Though compact, the eco lodge, so to say, comes complete with furnished bedroom, bathroom and a rooftop deck. It will hopefully help bring the focus back on nature. The floating lodge will be built with eco-friendly and sustainable material.

FSC certified wood be used for its construction. There would be accommodation for four guests to sleep. The floating lodge has standard features and amenities like a kitchen area, toilet and shower. In addition it boasts of two terraces for relaxing, rooftop hammock and a crow’s nest for bird watching. The two beds face out on the river and the stars are visible at night through the floor-to-ceiling windows. There are solar panels on top that provide power to the LED lighting throughout. It is a unique experience spending time on the catamaran and the nature lovers are sure to love it.

The floating eco-lodge has been built with material that is weather resistant and will be able to retain its elegance in all weather conditions. It is transportable because of its compact size. Beije has even suggested an alternative use for the catamaran as a fully self contained treehouse. It could serve as an ideal bird watching hut. However it is in the floating mode at the moment as it is stationed in the Biesbosch National Park in The Netherlands. People wanting to spend a day or two in the eco lodge can hire it from the park authorities. APEcolodges are building the huts and they have put a plan in place to produce it in numbers so that it can be sold on the market.

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