Sustainable floating UFO home concept
19 May 2016
Jet Capsule’s UFO floating home concept is designed as a ‘living floating house’; incorporating engineering design to keep it sustainable for days at a time.
Jet Capsule’s floating home design uses a waterjet-propelled electric motor (80hp) with a leisurely maximum speed of 3.5 knots (6.5km/h). The motor is connected to the batteries, sending the generated energy from 40m2 of solar panels in a closable lid atop the structure.
Additional energy sources can be provided through optional wind and water turbines located on the top and below the main disc of the UFO, respectively, creating enough power to operate the home and motor.
A water generator would be used for converting rain or seawater to fresh drinking water, as well as watering a vegetable garden located on a deck that encircles the structure and measures 12.5m.
Two half-spherical shells of fibreglass make up the two stories of the interior housing, with flexible floor plans for various configurations.
The interior consists of a transformable kitchen and dining/living area on a 20m2 top level, with stairs leading down to a 10m2 submerged lower level with bathroom and bedroom surrounded by a large window for viewing sea life.
To keep the craft stable, the UFO uses a special elastic anchor system.
The main structure of the floating object can be aligned with the compass, keeping the position angle oriented on the desired cardinal direction, unsinkable even in rough sea conditions."
Jet Capsule is currently developing the first working prototype, which will soon feature on Kickstarter.