Idea floated for homes on the Dee

07/08/2023
The river Dee

A BUSINESSMAN wants to bring floating homes to Aberdeen.

Karol Esjmont has run a motorhome business for the past three years.

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But the Press & Journal says the 35-year-old from Banchory has now decided the time is right to sell and pursue another tourism opportunity.

Karol wants to hire out floating homes on the banks of the River Dee.

He drew inspiration for the idea during a recent visit to Gdansk and began researching when he got home.

He said: “The idea is to drive tourism in to the local area and show people how beautiful the region is here.

“We’re surrounded by two beautiful rivers flowing into the sea and it seems an innovative idea. People are attracted by new ideas.

“Because I’ve done so much in terms of the motorhome-rental business and I have driven traffic into the local area, I think it is adding something extra on to diversify the tourism. Something that’s not easily found in Scotland.”

The homes, made by Polish company La Mare Houseboats, start at around £60,000.

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