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GALLERY: The $6 million man-made floating island!

 

Do you crave the seclusion of your own private island, but hate being tied down in one place? If so, an Austrian firm has developed the solution to your troubles — a man-made floating “island”, complete with two small diesel engines for whenever you fancy a change of scenery.

The oval-shaped “Orsos Island” has been designed to combine the mobility of a yacht with the comfort of a house. It offers six bedrooms spread over three floors and 1,000 square meters — nearly four tennis courts — worth of luxury living space.

Although it doesn’t come with an actual tennis court, those longing for some sub-aquatic snooker will be relieved to learn that there is a large games room in the island’s “hull.”

The underwater karaoke suite, meanwhile, is ideal for those whose singing voice is best kept a safe distance from civilization.

“The maximum power usage that can occur on the island when everything is used at the same time is calculated to be 45 kwh. In those cases the two diesel engines are used to cover the increased energy needs,” said Recsy.

If the island’s owners inadvertently find themselves as island castaways, the vessel also has its own desalination system, capable of converting 12,000 liters seawater to drinking water, using the process of “reverse osmosis.”

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