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Housing For Post-Apocalypse Waterworld: The Jellyfish Habitat


Imagine, for a moment, an apocalyptic world where all of the worst predictions of global warming doom sayers have become horrifically real. A world where the ice caps have melted and the Antarctic has become as dusty and barren as the surface of the moon. Where the Statue of Liberty is swallowed by mile high tidal waves. Where life itself is a grim travesty in which the few survivors of a global flood cling desperately to home-made rafts of their own devising, cold and hungry and without hope.

In short, imagine the scenario of Waterworld, (which airs next Wednesday and Thursday on AMC) only minus Kevin Costner or the endless supply of mysteriously unmoistened cigarettes. What seemed like an absurd premise for the most terrible summer movie of 1995 now seems all too possible. And seeing as how that’s the case, then, isn’t 2.5 million dollars a small price to pay to live in stylish comfort in the global warming apocalypse to come? Or, for that matter, simply to guarantee that you never, ever have to watch Waterworld again?

The Jellyfish habitat is a large, plastic house that can bounce happily on the waves like a giant hampster ball. It is built to accommodate up to six people and the lower floors are entirely submersed below the surface of the ocean, giving basement dwellers a subaquatic view thanks to the Jellyfish’s transparent plastic wall.

$2.5 million is a bit out of my reach as a professional blogger, and I’m seriously skeptical of how useful any such house will ever be, but something about the 70’s era design of this floating plastic house reminds me of something that Tarkovsky might have had floating, filled with ghosts, in the massive sentient sea of Solaris.

The Jelly-Fish Habitat [Sub-Find]

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