Floating Island Combines Mobility with Home Comforts

By P. Joseph

Austrian company Orsos Island GmbH has designed a man-made floating island concept described as combining the mobility of a yacht with the comfort of a house.

Spread over 3 floors and 1,000 square metres, Orsos Island features six state rooms, en-suite bathrooms and a restaurant area, and is billed as offering a more affordable alternative to owning or chartering a luxury yacht.

The island – which is 37 metres long – is fitted with two small diesel engines, enabling it freedom of movement for whenever its owner feels like a change of scenery. It will only be equipped for short journeys, however, with its designers suggesting a towboat or cargo ship for long distance transit.

As well as its accommodations, the island also boasts a range of lavish amenities including a bar, sundeck area, Jacuzzi, aquarium, games room, and underwater karaoke suite. There will also be the opportunity for owners to customise the interior and design elements.

Despite its luxurious features, the island is also environmentally friendly and fully self-sufficient, with solar panels and wind generators providing power.

The first Orsis Islands are expected to be ready within the next two years, priced at a cool $6.5 million (£3.8 million).

By P. Joseph