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Sunday, July 5, 2009

David Ballinger Introduces the MetroShip Houseboat for Sustainable Living

Prefab construction guru David Ballinger has turned his sights to a new market -- prefab houseboats. The new design, MetroShip and , is a sleek and more sustainable reinterpretation of those unsightly and clunky houseboats of the past. Ballinger has consistently worked to provide eco-friendly alternatives to traditional prefabricated construction projects, including MetroShedMetroCabin.

Among the highlights of the MetroShip are:
  • Countertops can be made from recycled faux-granite acrylic
  • Solar-powered exterior LED lights
  • Fresh water tank

Meet the MetroShip....

It is inspired by open plan New York City loft spaces and is a 48ft x 12ft modern houseboat, as the company's site touts this latest innovation. The houseboats are handmade in the United States using translucent aluminum grid panels, among other things. The furniture is made from recycled frames and remnant fabrics made by sister company MetroSofa.

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