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In the clear-blue waters off the coast of Dubai lies a chain of islands known as The Heart of Europe. They’re manmade reconstructions of actual European nations, just on a smaller scale — part of an even larger chain of islands known as "The World."

Richard Branson, fittingly, owns the island representing Great Britain.

The Heart of Europe rolled out its first $2.8 million floating home, the aptly named "Floating Seahorse," in early 2016. Since then, development firm Kleindienst has been rolling out even larger homes that will cost roughly $3.3 million.

Keep scrolling to see the gorgeous renderings.

The $2.8 million Floating Seahorse is the product of more than 5,000 hours of research and 13,000 hours of design and engineering, according to design firm Kleindienst Group.

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The first models went on sale in 2015, before any Seahorses were even completed. Kleindienst told Business Insider it sold approximately 60 Seahorses in 2015.

The underwater portion, composed of a master bedroom and bathroom, will make up approximately 270 square feet on the interior. Just outside the walls is a 500-square-foot coral garden.

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From the home, residents will be able to see actual seahorses dance through the Arabian Gulf — the animal’s natural habitat.

The floating homes will have a massive floating bed as well as an observation deck above water.

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If you want to take a swim, a convenient step-ladder offers a safe entry and exit. Or you could just dive right in.

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August 6, 2017 at 10:57AM