The notion of living in a house that's also a boat -- or vice versa -- is certainly nothing new. There are entire neighborhoods and marinas of such things in coastal cities around the world. However, Arkup, the company behind this new floating villa concept, is taking the idea to a whole new level.
Unlike traditional "houseboats," which are generally designed to remain stationary on the water and require a lot of planning to move, the ones envisioned by Arkup would be capable of leaving their docking station and relocating to a new area out in the open water via built-in electric propellers. Also, each house is equipped with what are called "spuds" under its hull, which function like a set of hydraulic stilts to raise the whole rig above the water level to protect it and any seasick-prone people lounging inside from particularly choppy water conditions.