If housing is dense, live underwater

If housing is dense, live underwater

by 0 comments

Staff Reporter

Making news this week, The Northern Star has reported that real estate under the sea may become the next big thing.

According to the daily, development company Domeshells Australia is working with inventor Shaun Waterford to create a prototype structure that would allow people to spend extended periods of time underwater. A prototype is about 70 per cent completed

Mr Waterford told The Northern Star that he is hoping to break the record for staying underwater by living in the structure for 90 days.

"The record was set in the USA by Rick Presley in 1982 and was for 69 days," he said.

In addition to the home, Mr Waterford will also be afforded the use of an aquatic "backyard".

"I can leave the underwater habitat as often as I like as long as I don't break the surface," he told the daily.

"I'll have an internet feed going to the habitat, so I'll be in continual contact with the outside world," he said.

And like any real estate investment, Mr Waterford said location was important.

"I want to place it in the Tweed Shire," he said. "I'm looking for a location away from ocean swells and current."

 

Staff Reporter

Making news this week, The Northern Star has reported that real estate under the sea may become the next big thing.

According to the daily, development company Domeshells Australia is working with inventor Shaun Waterford to create a prototype structure that would allow people to spend extended periods of time underwater. A prototype is about 70 per cent completed

Mr Waterford told The Northern Star that he is hoping to break the record for staying underwater by living in the structure for 90 days.

"The record was set in the USA by Rick Presley in 1982 and was for 69 days," he said.

In addition to the home, Mr Waterford will also be afforded the use of an aquatic "backyard".

"I can leave the underwater habitat as often as I like as long as I don't break the surface," he told the daily.

"I'll have an internet feed going to the habitat, so I'll be in continual contact with the outside world," he said.

And like any real estate investment, Mr Waterford said location was important.

"I want to place it in the Tweed Shire," he said. "I'm looking for a location away from ocean swells and current."

 

promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
Listen to other installment of the Real Estate Business Podcast
reb top 100 agents 2017

With a combined sales volume of over $14 billion in 2017, the Top 100 Agents ranking represents the very best sales agents in Australia. Find out what sets them apart and learn their secrets to success.

featured podcast

featured podcast
Marnie Seinor on structure, database DNA and connecting with her local community

There’s no such thing as an “off switch” in real estate – so says McGrath agent Marnie Seinor, who came in at number 78 in this year...

View all podcasts

Does the benefit of being part of a branded group outweigh the cost?

Yes
No
Depends on the group
Do you have an industry update?