Anthénea may look like a crashed UFO from above, it in reality, it’s just a unique solar-powered, floating hotel suite that you can actually buy. At $535K, it’s basically half-boat, half-pod, and spans 538-square-foot of living space. It was designed by French naval architect Jean-Michel Duacancelle and touted as “the world’s first eco-luxe floating hotel suite”. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
It comes equipped with five south-facing solar panels that powers not only the suite, but its electric motors and mechanical systems as well. The interior boasts three main living spaces: a daytime area with a wet bar as well as lounge furniture that provide splendid views through an underwater window; the nighttime zone with a circular bed and bathtub; and then a pop-up relaxation area accessible by staircase with a 360-degree rooftop solarium.
The floating hotel suite is entirely self-sufficient and can be used off the grid, thanks to six powerful batteries with the ability to recharge from the pontoon. If you happen to be visiting the south coast of France, you can visit the showroom.