Sympathetic Stupid

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Diluted Dwellings

Sarah at Inhabitat is doing a great series at the moment on houses built on water. And these are a lot more than your standard shoddy houseboat. Have a look at these from Germany, these from the Netherlands and these from Sweden.

As Sarah says, these could become much more important as seas rise. A fair proportion of the world's population lives on or near the coast - this report calculates that it's 'only' about 21%, or 1.1 billion people within 30km. If sea levels were to displace just one-tenth of those, it would be an enormous disruption and demographic shift, as this is often prime real estate. I reckon putting up a few of these babies could keep it that way.