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    Default The world's first walking house designed to beat the floods

    Designers have unveiled the "ultimate property" that they say will provide a solution to beating the floods - a WALKING house.
    The property has been built on six hydraulic legs and was designed by art collective N55 in Copenhagen, Denmark, who worked in conjunction with engineers in Massachusetts, U.S.
    The 10ft high home is solar and wind powered and can stroll at walking pace across all terrains.
    Designers say it provides a solution to the problem of rising water levels as the house can simply walk away from floods.

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    The first prototype of the walking house which offers a unique solution to future housing needs


    Like normal homes, it comes equipped with a living room, kitchen, toilet, bed and wood stove.
    However, the house can walk thanks to a mainframe computer which controls the legs.
    Helen Robinson of the Wysing Arts Centre said; 'This is far more than a caravan. It's all about sustainable living - it can sustain a life for many years.
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    The computer controlled pod can move across all terrain at walking speed
    'It may seem radical but it could be a solution to land use in the near future.'
    The pod will take its maiden stroll around rural Cambridgeshire at the Wysing Arts Centre in Bourn later this week.
    The prototype cost 30,000 to build, including materials and time, but the designers believe it could be constructed for a lot less.
    Helen said: 'For this to be a plausible alternative it would have to come down in price.
    'After all it is neither a mansion or a gimmick. It is a recognisable alternative for people on a low income.'

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    Walking speed?? That's a slow house and it looks like a good strong wind could pick it up and carry it away,

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    It looks like a factory generator. Fail.
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    It's tiny
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    Uhm. Nice barrel. Where's the shitter?
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    What a horrible idea. I'd much rather take my chances with the floods than live in a house that looked like that. Although, I have an even better solution. Don't buy a house in a flood zone. Crazy thought, I know.
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    it'd be better served as a novelty restaurant.
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    That's pretty stupid. No plumbing? Maybe there's hole in the floor. I could come up with something better than this thing.
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    i don't know but wouldn't a house that can float on water be a better solution? i would much rather go live on a boat than in a walking hexagonal prism.

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    Lol you're comments are cracking me up.

    All I could think watching that video of it inch slowly to the side of the road was "Wtf?"

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    So if a floods coming that's going to get you away fast enough?

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    If it didn't have windows, I would say I was looking at a sensory deprivation chamber. *shudder*

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