It happens, relationships end, and if you live together there’s no easy way of divvy up a house and the belongings.
Sometimes this ends up happening. A guy in Germany cut everything he and his wife own in half because they split up …
Ok, that’s the extreme way to divide belongings up after a breakup and the worst case scenario.
This might be the best case scenario: a house that can literally break itself in half on demand when you break up. Studio OBA, a design and engineering company in Amsterdam has created the “Prenuptial Housing” project.
“The architectural design consists of two prefabricated units that appear to be one. They embrace each other and form the foundation of a modern home. The building consists of lightweight carbon fiber elements and a semi-transparent wooden layer that enhances the unity and possibility to adapt to different environments. When couples feel they are drifting apart, the house initiates a ‘break up’, by detaching the two units which then go solo on the water.”
Very simply, should you break up, you would be able to say your goodbyes, detach your half of the house, and simply float away. And here’s the best part, if you find love, two homes of the same type could be joined together in the future.