Floating Solar-Powered Home Is Almost 100% Recyclable

Alec Cope

The Waternest – developed by EcoFloLife and designed by architect Giancarlo Zema, this robust floating home coincides with nature in a simplistic yet stunning way.

It is made from 98% recyclable materials, it is 1000-square-feet, being 12 meters in diameter and 4 meters tall it can be planted in any calm body of water. The Waternest has been built with recycled glued laminated timber and a recycled aluminum hull. Waternest has a 60-square-meter photovoltaic array capable of generating 4 kWp of energy. Four skylights, balconies and a series of windows circle the entire unit, the pod itself can be refitted and refurbished in a number of ways. The creators of the Waternest said,

“sophisticated system of internal natural micro-ventilation and air conditioning” to allow the classification of the Waternest to be a, “low-consumption residential habitat.”

So many new ideas for housing have been sprouting up more and more, one can only imagine what else is in store as humanity changes its perception and evolves with the times.








After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.





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