A floating block of flats called a Botel houses Italian workers in Ijmuiden, Holland.
Item title reads - Flats afloat for workers.
Europe's first floating block of flats, a Botel, is built for Italian workers in Ijmuiden, Holland.
L/S pan shipyard where the 'Botel' was built. L/S and M/S of the Botel as it is towed away from dock. L/S of tug. M/S as it moves out into mid river. M/S of the Botel, pan down. M/S as it travels up North Sea Canal. L/S big boat passing. M/S corner of Botel. M/S as it comes under bridge.
M/S the blast furnaces at Ijmuiden, pan to the 'Arosa Sun', an old mail boat where they are currently living, it is moored by the furnaces. Various shots workers playing cards, sat at bar etc. M/S as the Botel arrives alongside the 'Arosa Sun'. L/S looking from one of the rooms in the Botel. M/S pan round one of the rooms showing wardrobes and two beds. M/S Dining Hall. L/S of the kitchen. Exterior L/S Botel. L/S of it alongside the 'Arosa Sun'.