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Check out Russia’s new designer houseboat inspired by flatpack furniture

29 March 2018

Russian designer Max Zhivov has launched a new range of easy-build houseboats inspired by IKEA’s own brand of do-it-yourself flatpack furniture.

Equipped with a solar-powered motor, the Modul Go comes with a choice of 10 different sections or modules which can be fitted onto a basic floating platform.

Standing between 2.4 and 3.5 metres tall, the customisable sections include living modules, a potential cafe, an equipment rental point, a boat refueling module, a cargo hold and even a hydroplane dock.

The company is now working on an app which will allow users to mix and match modules to suit their own needs.

To see more of the designs, visit the company’s website by clicking here.