TRAINING & SKILLS FOR LOCAL EMPLOYMENT
A local tourist industry will require a vocational training centre to provide hospitality management and catering skills for women and young people principally.
In order to expand the floating village, a centre for training in boat building skills will be required.
CRUISINGVILLAGE will provide training techniques inspired by the methodology of the Living Lab (open innovation).
The tourism industry will require hotels, restaurants, recreation facilities (outdoor and water sport activities), creating a market for locally run hospitality businesses and thus bringing to areas that have been traditionally neglected an opportunity of commercial development.
This could bring shared economic development initiatives where indigenous peoples could be decision-makers if they wish.
The advantages of the enterprise are that the inhabitants of wetland and coastal regions could been enabled down to fully financially support themselves at a high standard of living. This is an example of fair-trade in action.
The components production required by the resort, the local homes and even the fishing ships will be eventually self-financed by the community. But they will certainly produced partly by the skilled local persons (for units which will be added after the launching of 11 initial boats).
ENVIRONMENTAL LOW IMPACT OF BUILDING CONCEPT
Accessible by water, capable of relocation in the same way, the floating village does not use up valuable land (NO URBANIZATION and total REVERSIBILITY)
ENERGY SELF-SUFFICIENT, RECYCLED WATER & ECO-BUILT BUILDING
The floating units produce their own electricity using solar panels. Integral Grey or Used Water Recycling systems are incorporated into the design of tug-boat to which are attached units.
Each unit is made of natural, biodegradable and locally sourced materials (such as wood and bamboo for hulls in bamboo glued together, cotton, wool and linen, reeds and wicker). By using aluminium, a robust and totally recyclable material, in the construction of boat hulls, costs can be reduced.