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Floating home of the future sinks at inauguration

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Breakdown in the port of Panama

Floating home of the future sinks at inauguration

The company Ocean Builders wants to create an ecological living paradise on the sea. But even the inauguration of the first house goes terribly wrong.

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On Thursday, the first floating home was unveiled at Linton Bay Marina in Panama.

The first floating house, called the Seapod, was unveiled Thursday at Linton Bay Marina in Panama. Numerous invited guests were there, including President Laurentino Cortizo (69). Unfortunately, the launch day did not go quite as planned: shortly after the inauguration, the Seapod sank.

Videos from Blick reader reporters show how the house is slowly being swallowed up by the water. The house is evacuated quickly, there are no injuries. According to the manufacturer Ocean Builders, the cause of the accident is now being investigated.

Purchase price 300,000 francs

The company describes itself as an innovative technology company for oceans. According to Ocean Builders, its main task is to develop a technology that will transform the sea – which covers 72 percent of the world – into an ecological paradise. They want to enable civilization to live at sea – with floating houses like the Seapod. Purchase price: 300,000 francs and upwards.

For now, though, it looks like you might as well just sink that money to the bottom of the sea. (lrc)

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