In recent years, the average growth rates in cities have been on the decline. This trend can be attributed to a number of factors such as housing affordability, spaciousness, or mental health strain just to name a few. The frantic on the go lifestyle that a city offers is attractive to some. Whereas, others prefer being more connected to nature. Human desire to be connected to nature is backed by studies from marine biologist Wallace J. Nichols, which found that being closer to nature, more specifically, water, can significantly increase our mental health. But why is this the case?

When in a city, your brain is constantly overstimulated with thousands of pieces of information entering your mind from all angles. Your brain is never given an opportunity to slow down. When near water, our brain can slow down as it receives far less information from the simple environment of water. 

Humans are naturally attracted to the colour blue. Blue often evokes a feeling of relaxation and peace, whilst also reducing levels of stress and anxiety. So when people decide to pack up from the big city and move next to water, the brain finds it easier to switch into its ‘blue mind’ state and reduce stress and anxiety, which in turn increases the productivity and creativity of the individual. 

When surrounded by water, humans experience an increase in the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin which are otherwise known as the happiness hormones. Long story short, people who live on or around water are wired to be happier than those who live further away from water bodies. If this sounds like a change you either want or need in your life, then Pure Homes exciting new project in development for winter 2023 is the solution for you:

Introducing The New Pure Homes Aqua

Houseboats are often associated with cramped interiors, low ceilings and awkward living spaces, well not anymore!

Featuring stylish designs, luxurious extras and jaw-dropping views, our Aqua model will make you want to pack your bags and live life on the water. Enjoy this ‘blue mind’ state of mind from the minute you open your eyes in the morning to our beautiful floor-to-ceiling glass design, to the moment your eyes shut.

Unlike anything else on the market, the Aqua offers a unique experience as either an owner or rental investment piece with a unique opportunity to gain over 40% yield based on the market average of renting out a houseboat of far less quality to the Aqua. 

The Future of Houseboats

Due to Covid-19 lockdowns, living on water is making a splash in the market. More people are choosing to ditch the big cities and live further out and even on water. Many people see the great communities that houseboat owners become integrated in and the cheaper cost of living and dive right into the concept of owning a houseboat.

People are increasingly looking for new ways to enjoy life and experience new things. A houseboat is a great option for these people. With this growing trend and the increase in sea water levels due to climate change, houseboats are predicted to continue to grow in popularity. Rising sea levels can severely impact those who live near the sea, but with a houseboat, these rises are eliminated as a risk.

Do not be surprised in the future if more cities and communities are born onto the water.

So whether you are in the market to gain an additional income stream, looking to improve your mental and physical health by the water, or wanting to jump on a future trend early, the Pure Homes Aqua will be a project to keep your eye on in the near future. 

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