Disaster Proof Homes That Fool Mother Nature

As I perform the proverbial “knock on wood”, I remain in awe of the following homes that were built and designed to fool Mother Nature. From unpredictable earthquakes (Los Angeles kicked off the first day of August 2011 with a 2.1 shaker at 12:25:10pm!, usgs.com) to oncoming hurricanes, these indomitable domiciles are both inspiring and impressive…especially when it comes to the power of natural disasters.

Earthquake resistant housing such as these dome homes are constructed with lightweight Styrofoam-minimizing the harmful and potentially deadly effects of collapses and/or falling debris. Additionally, this material does not rot or rust and is an excellent thermal insulator. Earthquake-prone countries such as Japan and Indonesia are perfect candidates for this type of housing which is also economical in price. Image: bodew.com

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Skaie Knox

Written by Skaie Knox

Decor nerd, design enthusiast and the Editor-in-Chief/Writer for HomeJelly and co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of Dwellingz, a real estate home story-telling website. Skaie is also a published singer/songwriter and kids book author, voted "Class Clown", and rescue dogs crusader. If you're in the market for a new home, or just want to learn the "inside scoop" on Los Angeles real estate, click onto her photo and read her home tours and stories at www.dwellingz.com.

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