Luxury Floating Homes; Made in Slovakia
Austrian company Orsos Islands based in Graz is now giving a glimpse of what future living or holidays could be like for some on self-sufficient floating homes, or Orsos Islands.
According to the company, the floating island makes for an easy going, relaxed and personal holiday experience that combines all the positive aspects of mainland real estate and luxury yachts. The Island conception combines personal atmosphere, natur experience and the mobility of a yacht, with the comfort of a mainland home.
The Island has been especially developed for private use as well as the exclusive hotel industry. The islands are essentially aimed at the ultra-rich, with company owner Gabor Orsos quoting a price tag of around EUR 5.2 million to the AFP. Although the floating homes, will not be equipped with an engine, they can be relocated easily to anywhere in the world and they have their own autonomous power supply that works around the clock silently using wind and solar energy. The islands sleep up to 12 guests and 2 crew members.
Hungarian-born Gábor Orsós, the founder of the company, is using his many years experience in hospitality, fine cuisine and real estate and so hopes his ORSOS Islands project will given a new dimension to living space design. Orsos told the AFP that there has already been great interest shown in the project with some preliminary orders already in. He expects the first prototype to be ready in 18-24 months, but ironically, the luxury floating homes will be built here in Slovakia and so will have to be transported down the Danube to the Black Sea then onward.