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PORTUGUESE FLOATWING

FRIDAY FLOATWING 

LIFE AND LEISURE

A romantic gateway for two or a mobile house in the middle of a lake for the entire family or a group of friends. Whether you choose to use the floating home as a base camp for numerous outdoor activities such as sailing, paddling, water skiing or fishing, or simply to relax, you’re guaranteed a great living experience.

MODULARITY

With a fixed width of 6 metres and lengths ranging from 10 to 18 metres, the possibilities are almost endless. Whether you want a cosy studio or a fully furnished three-bedroom house, the freedom of nature is on your doorstep.

COMFORT

With a fully equipped kitchen for everyday use, heat pump and AC generator, a barbecue on the upper terrace for sunny days and a wine cellar and pellet stove to keep you warm on cold days, you will find the comfort of your home.

ECO-CONSCIOUSNESS

It has been designed with low environmentally impactful materials and technologies that reduce its carbon footprint and lower its energy needs. It has a compact activated sludge wastewater treatment plant.

TRANSPORTABILITY

The modular design of the house means that all its components, including equipment and furniture, can be easily stored in two standard containers and shipped to almost anywhere on the planet.

MOBILITY

With two small outboard motors, you can take your time to enjoy your trip at a moderate speed of 3 knots and wake up in a speed of 5 to 6 knots.

AUTONOMY

When charged, the house is self-sufficient for at least seven days. It produces up to 80% of its annual energy needs (100% for over six months).

EQUIPMENT LEVELS

LEVEL 1

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS

Platform Length - 10 m to 18 m

Platform width - 6 m
Waterline length (LWL) - 7 m to 15 m

Beam - 4m

Total height 4.9 m
Draught - 0.55 m
Ceiling height 2.40m
Interior area 28 m2 to 52 m2
Number of bedrooms - 0 to 3 

The floating house is tied to the bank and has fixed connections
to municipal networks. Autonomy and mobility are secondary
to the benefits of comfort and price. There is no need for motorisation. Thermal and photovoltaic solar panels are not essential but may exist as with any other housing.

LEVEL 2

The floating house gains autonomy and mobility. It has its own motorisation which provides you with moderate mobility (3 knots) and reasonable energy autonomy (5 m2 of solar panels and 23 m2
of photovoltaic panels) with a solar sourced energy component of around 65% across the annual cycle, and 100% for four months of the year. The water supply and wastewater are stored in their own tanks with capacity for a 7-day stay.

LEVEL 3

The floating house is endowed with a more consistent battery of solar panels (31 m2) and a pellet stove. Excluding mobility, energy autonomy now stands at 85% across the annual cycle, and at 100% for 6 months. The floating house also now has a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), including primary and secondary treatment by activated sludge.

LEVEL 4 (EXPERIMENTAL)

The WWTP now includes advanced tertiary treatment by ceramic membrane filtration that allows for final disposal into the water below under completely sanitary conditions (EEC Directive 91/271). Onboard water storage is only for food preparation and personal hygiene.

The remaining water needs (cisterns, outdoor hoses, cleaning, etc.)
are addressed through direct uptake from the watercourse and appropriate treatment through a mini supply water treatment plant. For six months of the year, between April and September, the floating house does not need any kind of refuelling or maintenance. This period of autonomy can be extended to one year with just some stored fuel and bags of pellets.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS 

1. INFRASTRUCTURE

Two fibreglass floats transversely joined by steel bars, galvanised by zinc hot-dip. Although the FW is intended for use in calm waters,
the structure is calculated to withstand waves of up to 1m in height.

2. SUPERSTRUCTURE

Steel galvanised by zinc hot-dip. High resistance to corrosion.

3. GLAZING

Double glazed Planitherm® + 44.2 laminated 6mm panels (triple glazing is optional)
and a 16mm Argon casing with a heat transfer coefficient of 1.1 W/m2K. Minimalistic metalwork in anodised thermal cut aluminium with an overall heat transfer coefficient

of 1.4 W/m2K (up to 0.6 W/m2K as an option).

4. EXTERIOR WALLS

Made in sandwich panels with an outer sheet of 19mm thick solid TRICAPA® treated
wood and a 19mm thick inner panel of solid TRICAPA® wood. Interior filled with 10cm thick black agglomerated expanded cork sheets.

5. INTERIOR WALLS

Made from sheets of 13mm thick solid TRICAPA® wood or 10cm thick sandwich panels.

6. INTERIOR FLOORING

Made with solid 20mm thick Riga flooring laid on an insulating layer of 10cm thick black agglomerated expanded cork.

7. EXTERIOR FLOORING

Made with 25mm thick solid Scotch pine with special ThermoWood® treatment and impregnated with metallic salts
for weather resistance.

8. CEILING

Made with 8mm thick solid TRICAPA®wood applied to an insulating layer of 10cm
thick black agglomerated expanded cork.

9. UPPER DECK

Made with 25mm thick solid Scotch pine with special ThermoWood® treatment and impregnated with metallic salts
for weather resistance.

10. KITCHEN

Furniture made from 13mm thick solid TRICAPA®wood panels. The following appliances are included in the basic price:

- 3,200W Electric hob with two rings (BOSCH series 8 PKF375N14N
or equivalent)
- 3,600W Electric oven + microwave (BOSCH CMG633BS1 or equivalent)
- Electric refrigerator (BOSCH KUL15A65 or equivalent)

- Electric dishwasher (BOSCH series 6 SVP40M20EU or equivalent)

11. BATHROOMS

The FW has 1-3 fully equipped bathrooms with a: - sink with mixer tap
- macerating toilet
- bath or a shower tray, depending on the configuration, with mixer tap and shower head

12. BEDROOMS

Depending on the size of the platform, the FW can have 0-6 double rooms (with a double bed or bunk bed for two people). The double rooms can be can be 4.4, 8.5, 12.5 or 18 m2 with beds for mattresses measuring 2m x 1.40m (in the first two cases) or 2m x 1.60m in the others. The bunk beds have a 3.2m2 space with beds for mattresses measuring 2m x 0.8m.

13. ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

At L2, L3 and L4 levels, the FW has an electric power accumulation system formed by a set of electric batteries conveniently sized for the expected functions. Under normal operating conditions, these batteries power the FW through an inverter that converts the direct current of 24V DC to 230 V (or 110 V) AC. All equipment and technical devices are powered by 230V (or 110V) AC. These batteries are charged throughout the day by a set of 285W (at peak power) monocrystalline photovoltaic solar panels (Sunmodule Plus® or equivalent). The FW’s autono