The Russian company BIO Architects has developed a prototype of a floating micro-hut for living in the wild. The hut was named DD16, it is completely autonomous (thanks to a solar power plant) and can withstand extremely low temperatures.
The total area of the floating dwelling is 16 square meters, plus 7 meters of built-in veranda. The hut stands on pontoons and can be moved from place to place by helicopter or crane.
Now the prototype is located on a lake near Moscow and can be reached by boat. Inside the DD16 there is a living room, a bedroom, a fitted kitchen and a dining table. The heat is provided by a wood-burning stove.
The hut frame is made of laminated wood with PU foam insulation. The exterior trim is made of tight-fitting aluminum composite panels.
DD16 receives all the necessary energy from solar panels, and takes water directly from the lake. To date, the prototype has already passed the first tests in winter temperatures typical for Russian conditions. Now the module is being rented, and at the same time its tests are continuing - if they are successful, the autonomous micro-hut will be able to go on sale. The possible price of the residential module has not yet been announced.