Float Anywhere; this Solar-Powered Houseboat is the Future of Tiny Living.
Tiny houses have seen an enormous boom in following over the past few years, as housing prices have skyrocketed and the cost of living has increased steadily. When many think of tiny living, they immediately think of a house on a trailer chassis. However, Crossboundaries is expanding how we think about this concept through the creation of Fangsong. Fangsong is a boat, but not just a boat. The interior of it would have one thinking they are looking at a luxury apartment facing out onto the water rather than being right on top of the water. Fully solar-powered and fully functional, this creation by Crossboundaries is reimagining how we could live in the future.
The 50-foot long by 13-foot wide floating home is rather unique in its design. Functionality is of course, necessary, but the interior design of Fangsong is quite pleasant to look at and experience. All of the control panels and other machines that manage waste, water, and heat are hidden behind or in transforming furniture. When folded up and anchored, it would be difficult to see how exactly one would control and use this vessel as a conventional boat. This is intentional, as visual clutter is created for example, by the helm, radios, and switches. The boat is also fully solar powered, with it capable of travelling 31 kilometres on a sunny day.
With flexibility in location being one of the largest changes in our lifestyles in the 21st century, figuring out how to do so in an elegant, eco-friendly way is of the utmost importance. Crossboundaries with Fangsong are proving that waterways could very well be an advantage in living rather than just trade.