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Modern Boat Homes to Survive Rising Sea Level

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Holland may soon be dotted with floating buildings as Dutch architects plan against global warming. The country is already 20 percent below sea level, and rising water levels are a concern. A flooded river is no threat to a floatable building with airtight foundations, and with slack built into electricity and water cables feeding it, the whole kaboodle can simply bob upwards. The gallery shows some building concepts, dreamed up by a company called Waterstudio, among others. Melting ice caps? Bring'em on. [Waterstudio, NPR via io9]

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@Townie:

Hmmmm. Weedboat? Sounds interesting, but I don't recall seeing it. This was about 15 years ago. It was mid-March and a little cold, then. I was on my way from Paris to Berlin and wanted to take a little side-trip through Belgium.

I really enjoyed Maastricht. It's a lovely town, with beautiful little streets, lots of interesting history and some of the absolute friendliest people I've ever met, anywhere in Europe.

Can't say that I've ever met any Dutch I didn't like. Wonderful country. I hope to go back to Maastricht again some day for a more relaxed stay, at a better time of year.