Floating houses will be built and docked in Gulf Harbour development as a novel way of beating rising land prices.
Floating houses are planned for Gulf Harbour, north of Auckland. In what appears to be a novel solution to the city’s tightly constrained land supply and sky-rocketing prices, construction of The Boat Sheds project will begin in the New Year, answering the desire for waterfront location living. More. . .
SEVEN miles off the coast of Suffolk, there is a country. It isn’t a very big country. In fact, its surface area extends to no more than 6,000 square feet, which is about twice the size of a tennis court.
You won’t find it on Google Maps and it isn’t a member of Nato or, indeed, the EU. But it exists. And I know, because I’ve been there.
We embarked from the Thames Estuary in the dead of night. More . . .
The British and the Americans are quarreling – tongue in cheek – over territory again, this time over who has the world’s smallest park. One, in Portland, Oregon, is essentially a concrete planter, two feet (0.6 meters) in diameter, with soil and some vegetation, and the Guinness Book of World Records says it’s the smallest.
The other is about 5,000 miles (8,050 kilometers) away, in England. They don’t claim to have a physically smaller park -theirs is 15 feet (4.5 meters) by 30 feet (9 meters). But they dispute whether Portland’s is a park at all. More. .