Just off the coast of Dongshan Island, the Hi Sea Floating House is a personal oasis. The 5,000-square-foot retreat, designed by Dong Xinmeng, is surrounded by nothing but the sea, docked by 16 metal anchors, and operates completely off-grid like its own private island. To protect the volume from its maritime environment, it's constructed from corrosion-resistant material used on yachts and the exterior decking is made with weather-resistant flooring that resembles timber. The wood-lined interior houses a collection of serene living spaces enveloped by views of the water, while an expansive deck extends the interior out to a spa, circular lounge area, and endless ocean vistas.
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