ANTHENEA - A NEW ART OF LIFE - AT SEA AND ASHORE!

ANTHENEA - A NEW ART OF LIFE - AT SEA AND ASHORE!

Bulgaria
Project Summary
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Imagine living on water, where you feel the soft seabreaze, under the palm trees in the far distance of the desert, under the stillness of the woods in company with deers, high up in the mountains, where eagles hoover, or in snow and ice mids pinquins - wherever you are, Anthenea can make you relax just the way you like. With Anthenea you are living inside the ocean yet floating in liquid sky. Self sufficient boat/habitat designed to be the ideal bathelor ppad,
family residence, hotel, restaurant or vacation home, with nothing to tie you down and force you to settle down on one place. Anthenea can remain self-sufficient for up to three months, thus allowing to be tied up on any mooring, placed on mountain top, become the perfect desert oasis, or it simply serve as a slow boat to China. Anthenea is a futuristic alternative for living among nature, yet live modern life and will soon be the focal point cathcing the world attention.

Your idea
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Street Address

complex XIMIK 8/B/66

City

Vidin

State/Province
Postal/Zip Code

3700

Country
Year innovation began

2002

Geotourism Challenge Addressed by Entrant

Quality of tourism management and impact on the destination

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Indicate sector in which you principally work

Conservation/Preservation organization

Geographic location

Urban, Rural, Coast, Desert, Suburban, Mountain, Rainforest, Multiple locations.

Plot your innovation within the Mosaic of Solutions
Main barrier addressed

Lack of collaboration

Main insight addressed

Develop community assets

Innovation
What is the goal of your innovation?

WHAT YOU CAN DREAM, YOU CAN DO! Walt Disney made this statement and how right he was!
I, myself, dream of making difference with Anthenea.

How does your approach support or embody geotourism?

One of the oldest dreams humanity always have is utilizing and urbanizing of land, sea, mountains, deserts and ice teritories, some undiscovered, many of them protected. Anthenea can make this dreams come true more than ever. It can break away from common way of living and enables us to discover a new art of life. Anthenea invites us to a voyage of discovery to the antipodes-water and land.

Describe your approach in detail. How is it innovative?

With Anthenea you are living inside the ocean yet floating in liquid sky. Self sufficient boat/habitat designed to be the ideal bathelor ppad, family residence, hotel, restaurant or vacation home, with nothing to tie you down and force you to settle down on one place. Anthenea can remain self-sufficient for up to three months, thus allowing to be tied up on any mooring, placed on mountain top, become the perfect desert oasis, or it simply serve as a slow boat to China.

What types of partnerships or professional development would be most beneficial in spreading your innovation?

I am a selfproprietor with limited financial posibilities and I welcome Investors, company interested in innovations. Due to self sufficiency Anthenea can be placed in any protected areas - EU or Governments grants will give Anthenea the chance to make the world better, versatile and mobile.

Impact
In one sentence describe what kind of impact, change, or reform your approach is intended to achieve.

Anthenea is a futuristic alternative for living among nature, yet live modern life and will soon cath the world attention.

Describe the degree of success of your approach to date. Clearly define how you measure quantitative and qualitative impact in terms of how your approach contributes to the sustainability or enhancement of local culture, environment, heritage, or aesthetics? How does your approach minimize negative impacts? 200 words or less

One of the oldest dreams humanity always have is utilizing and urbanizing of land, sea, mountains, deserts and ice teritories, some undiscovered, many of them protected. Anthenea can make this dreams come true more than ever. It can break away from common way of living and enables us to discover a new art of life. Anthenea invites us to a voyage of discovery to the antipodes-water and land.

How does your program promote traveler enthusiasm, satisfaction, and engagement with the locale?

Imagine living on water, where you feel the soft seabreaze, under the palm trees in the far distance of the desert, under the stillness of the woods in company with deers, high up in the mountains, where eagles hoover, or in snow and ice mids pinquins - wherever you are, Anthenea can make you relax just the way you like.

In what ways are local residents actively involved in your innovation, including participation and community input? How has the community responded to or benefited from your approach?

I invision hotells, big villages, restaurants, night clubs, drive-through coffee places, picnics cluster made of Anthenea's. The unusual shape of Anthenea will bring tourists and customers which will provide work for locals.

Describe how your innovation helps travelers and local residents better understand the value of the area’s cultural and natural heritage, and educates them on local environmental issues. How do you motivate them to act responsibly in their future travel decisions?

If the houseboats made by Anthenea conjure up images of James Bond films, there is a reason. Anthenea inspiration comes from "The Spy Who Loved Me" movie, and his spaceshiplike pods with retro-spy atmosphere. Depending upon needs, Anthenea offers three models. The 192-square-foot Studio is ideal for two. The 920-square-foot Loft provides up to three cabins on two levels and makes comfortable headquarters from which to conduct some offshore observation with colleagues who may or may not be double agents. The largest Anthenea is the 1,900-square-foot AquaKing is geared for those,who prefer to flaunt rather than downplay their presence. Best for restaurant/night club.

Sustainability
Is your initiative financially and organizationally sustainable? If not, what is required to make it so? What is the potential demand for your innovation?

Anthenea Europe is organizationally sustainable. Unfortunatelly not so financially. Depending on potential project and ordered units,we are looking for potential investment of around 300,000-500,000 Euros.

How is your initiative currently financed? If available, provide information on your finances and organization that could help others. Please list: Annual budget, annual revenue generated, size of part-time, full-time and volunteer staff.

Currently, due to changing location from USA to Bulgaria and lack of finances we are at stand still. To start manufacturing facilities in Bulgaria we will need initial finances and about 10 full staff people for the begining.

What is your plan to expand your approach? Please indicate where/how you would like to grow or enhance your innovation, or have others do so.

Anthenea Europe is looking for investors, but we are also willing to get into partnerships, that can be beneficial to both Anthenea Europe and the NEWCO.

What are the main barriers you encounter in managing, implementing, or replicating your innovation? What barriers keep your program from having greater impact?

Finances are the main barrier. Combining lack of finances together with lack of contacts, makes implementation of Anthenea difficult and slow, but not unachievable. In any case, financial help is the most needed.

The Story
What is the origin of your innovation? Tell your story.

When Jean Michele saw the James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me, he was impressed by one of the final scenes where James Bond and the damsel depart in an escape capsule.
He set to work and designed the Anthenea amphibious housing. With the help of Swiss Financier Ernst Kenk he was able to bring his dream to life. I was ennamored by Anthenea, decided to sell my Newport Beach "Boat and Breakfast" company and in 2004 purchased Anthenea.

Please provide a personal bio. Note this may be used in Changemakers' marketing material.

My name is Mrs. Vili Boyadjiev. I was born and raised in Bulgaria. In March 1980 I excaped (with my family) the communist regime in Bulgaria and resigned in Oslo, Norway until 1984. March 1984 left for San Francisco USA. There I worked as VP of Operations for Bay Cruise Co. until the end 1990. 1991 I relocated to Newport Beach, Orange County, where I started my own "Boat and Breakfast" comany, renting yachts for overnight accommodations. I was sole proprietor, own and operated that company until 2004. I sold it in 2004 to buy the Anthenea company. I moved to Bulgaria looking to start the manufacturing here.

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Imagine living on water, where you feel the soft seabreaze, under the palm trees in the far distance of the desert, under the stillness of the woods in company with deers, high up in the mountains, where eagles hoover, or in snow and ice mids pinquins - wherever you are, Anthenea can make you relax just the way you like. With Anthenea you are living inside the ocean yet floating in liquid sky. Self sufficient boat/habitat designed to be the ideal bathelor ppad,
family residence, hotel, restaurant or vacation home, with nothing to tie you down and force you to settle down on one place. Anthenea can remain self-sufficient for up to three months, thus allowing to be tied up on any mooring, placed on mountain top, become the perfect desert oasis, or it simply serve as a slow boat to China. Anthenea is a futuristic alternative for living among nature, yet live modern life and will soon be the focal point cathcing the world attention.