Is It a Bird? Is It a Plane? No, It’s a House

The US$6.5 million flying Freedom house. (Image: http://artzona.ru/freedom)
The US$6.5 million flying Freedom house. (Image: http://artzona.ru/freedom)

Russian designers have shown a visual concept for a flying home. The state-of-the-art flying house is called “Freedom” (Freeдом in Russian). This in Russian means free house, which is funny when the cost will be around €6 million (US$6,500,700), and will take at least four years to perfect.

The Freedom house Image: http://artzona.ru/freedom

The Freedom house floating on tethers.
(Image: http://artzona.ru/freedom)

This new home will be capable of flying through the air.

The designers say that the house can also be used as a summer cottage and a small airship, on their website.

The Freedom house Image: http://artzona.ru/freedom

The Freedom house on the ground.
(Image: http://artzona.ru/freedom)

This house is for the citizens of the world and combines the functions of a house, villa, yacht, and air vehicle. It can be placed almost anywhere—in the woods, in the sea, on the coast, in the mountains, or in the city. You and your home can stay anywhere in the world for free, according to Dmitry Ulitin and Anstasiya Taratuta of the design studio Artzona.ru.

Russia unveils the flying house project:

Ulitin went on to say that Freedom is a house that’s not tied to any particular place or time. It provides a unique opportunity for its owners to live in any city without spending money on rent. The owner of this house will be able to make him or herself at home while soaring through the clouds just like the Jetsons, a dream that now may finally come true.

The Freedom house Image: http://artzona.ru/freedom

The Freedom house flying over the countryside. 
(Image: http://artzona.ru/freedom)

The houses will float by using phlegmatized hydrogen, which is normally explosive, as well as using thermal volume (like a hot-air balloon). To move in vertical or horizontal directions, there are powered propellers. The propellers’ engines can run on hydrogen or petrol, and in parking mode, the propeller’s act as wind generators.

The Freedom house Image: http://artzona.ru/freedom

The Freedom house is like a giant drone.
(Image: http://artzona.ru/freedom)

On the website, it also says they will be practically self-contained, having solar panels and the ability to collect water. They will also have a pneumatic harpoon anchor. The Freedom house is absolutely safe because during an emergency loss of hydrogen, it can glide at a speed of 3 meters per second. That’s still pretty fast for me.

I’m not too sure about this one; it’s bad enough avoiding cars on the roads.

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