Ditch the Square House for a Safer, Futuristic-Looking Dome Home

By: | January 11th, 2014

In order to minimize the impact of floods, hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, fires and more, a trend becoming increasingly popular is the construction of dome houses. People tend to feel safer in a dome because the balanced shape of a dome enables it to withstand extreme force, comparable to a monster hurricane or EF5 tornado and the roof can’t blow off.

Essentially, the shape of a dome is the best in terms of a disaster-preventative shape but the shape also deters many homeowners because they don’t see dome houses as the stereotypical house we have all grown accustomed to.

Incredibly, dome house can reduce energy costs upwards of 75 percent less than conventional homes.

While all things point to dome homes being more cost effective and reliable structures, people will have to continue to stray from conventional homes in order for dome houses to become the “structures of the future” as many seem to foresee.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

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