Dutch Engineers Find Unique Camping Option

August 7, 2009 by   - () Comments Off on Dutch Engineers Find Unique Camping Option


Dutch camping option?

Dutch camping option?

If rising sea levels wipe out Earth’s land masses, you might miss the quiet days of camping by the lake and sinking your bare toes in the grass. Or just build your own campground, like the one spotted floating through Amsterdam, according to a posting on io9, a news aggregator. To deal with rising tides and flooding, the Netherlands has begun to turn to floating structures, including the New Water development, which will feature “The Citadel,” the world’s first floating apartment complex. But a group of social engineering students from the University of Amsterdam have been applying the same idea to public spaces as well, creating floating markets and parks. It appears that they are also responsible for this floating campground, which could herald a future of temporary plots of  floating land.


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