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Floating House in West India Dock – 19th May 2015

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Recently the West India Dock has been home to ships of the German Navy and Super yachts , however today’s visitor is something more unusual.

Yesterday the news channels were reporting on a floating house with garden travelling up and down the Thames, in between its travels it has been berthed at West India Dock.

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Airbnb, a home sharing company is behind the publicity stunt of floating a house down the river Thames to celebrate new rules on short term lets in London.

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The full size house and garden was created by designers Nick and Steve Tidball who were determined it should be a real house not a stage set. Therefore it has bedrooms and a bathroom, a book collection, a dog kennel, and private garden.

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It is not the only publicity stunt that has made its way to West India Dock, in recent years we have had a gigantic inflatable duck and enormous lottery balls.

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There is a competition run by Airbnb to stay in the house which bring a whole new meaning to houseboat.

 

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