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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All photography by Skaie Knox, HomeJelly