To see our content at its best we recommend upgrading if you wish to continue using IE or using another browser such as Firefox, Safari or Google Chrome. When Jack Beets, a Dutch IT consultant, met his wife, Birgitte, who works in the hospitality industry, he was living on the 10th floor of an apartment block in the heart of Amsterdam.
The exterior (main picture, top) The split-level design of the living spaces can be appreciated from the outside: the narrow windows near the watermark let light into the bedrooms in the lower deck.
Dynamic amphibian living accommodation is a research for a new way of living in the ‘Groene Hart’ (Green Heart) of The Netherlands.
This modern futuristic house boat design is called 'Collect 2 give' and is self-sufficient. Modern houseboat design based on the award winning concept design of modern floating homes Watergaten® (Waterholes).


MetroShed pre-fab pioneer and product designer, David Ballinger set out to buy a modern houseboat 7 years ago. We receive daily open applications and therefore can not personally respond to all applications. The timber cladding is of durable red cedar, which is slowly silvering with age, and the decking is of reddish-brown massaranduba hardwood. So the couple applied for planning permission to replace it with a contemporary houseboat and drew up the plans themselves. I know that those kinds of yachts are very expensive, it would take a lots of years for you to have one of those yachts. The 1970s chairs, reupholstered in cowhide, are by Project99; the table is from Art of Living.


On the lower deck, a 6m void above the staircase allows the light from above to reach an open-plan work space.
Leading off this are the bedroom and en suite bathroom (which incorporates a sauna) on one side and a cinema room cum guest bedroom on the other.
Slate has been used to tile the floor and the sides of the bath; the bespoke vanity unit is made from American walnut, topped with granite.




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