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Orsos: The Moveable Floating Island

Orsos Islands is a luxury floating island that has the ability to be moved and re-anchored. While it has the vague resemblance of a boat, it’s more of a fancy platform than anything. Orsos Islands is the brainchild of Gabor Orsos and his Austrian-based company has begun manufacture of the prototype in Germany and Hungary and aim to show it to the public by the end of 2013.

The images you see below are obviously renderings, but the concept is intriguing as it stands as an alternative to a villa or hotel. With accommodation for up to 12 guests, the possibilities for the tourist industry to employ some of these places anchored close to small islands or having several out on the water from mainland could be interesting.

With a rumoured price tag of $4.6 million US it’s unclear which market this caters to. For now, we’ll just enjoy the concept renderings below and the information available thus far.

Orsos Islands: Man-Made Floating Islands

- The Island is over 20 meters wide (65+ ft) and more than 37 meters in length (121+ ft)
- There is approximately 400 square meters of space on each floor (4,305 sq ft) and up to 1000 square meters of total living space (10,764 sq ft)
- Accommodation for up to 12 guests and 4 crew members

- Based on an autonomous power supply based energy system
- Powered, both day and night, by a noiseless wind energy system, as well as more than 120 m² of solar panels
- Heat recovery from sea water is the basis for heating and air conditioning

- Recycled water only leaves the Island in drinking water quality, to protect and sustain nature and to ensure the environmental friendliness of the Green Island
- An intelligent computer system monitors and controls the entire energy management process
- In order to guarantee the maintenance of the power supply and security of ORSOS Islands the Island is equipped with two diesel engines


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