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30 Disaster-Proof Homes

From Post-Quake Container Houses to Inflatable Micro Homes

— September 16, 2011 — Eco
Natural disasters are an imminent, serious threat and for this reason, architects around the globe are increasingly developing disaster-proof homes to assure people feel secure in times of need.

Some of the materials employed to construct these houses are bamboo, resin-filled cardboard, tires and floating adobes, all of which are portable and durable, not to mention quick to set up. Every aspect of these disaster-proof homes is thoroughly evaluated; surprisingly, a variety of these constructions are even eco-friendly. 

Although some of these shelters are more simple than others, the majority are constructed and designed to fulfill humans’ basic needs, as they are usually equipped with climate-controlled systems, electrical power and solar-powered water-heating systems. There is also the option of a moving post-disaster house, in case you need to travel to another harsh climate.

One of the most interesting concepts is the Tornado House developed by 10 design, which consists of a house that ducks into the ground to escape from the most violent winds. Check out these disaster-proof homes and gain some tips for staying safe from the elements.
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Post-Apocalyptic Abodes
Post-Apocalyptic Abodes
Prepare for the End With the Daiwa EDV-01 Home
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Pre-Disaster Home Design
Pre-Disaster Home Design
Sandbags for Seating
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Post-Apocalypse Parties
Post-Apocalypse Parties
Adult Studio Pink Visual is Working on an Underground Bomb Shelter
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Green Rapid Response Shelters
Green Rapid Response Shelters
The Reaction Housing System Responds Quickly to Any Emergency
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Disaster-Proof Bamboo Housing
Disaster-Proof Bamboo Housing
This Design Against the Elements Submission is Built for the Worst
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Homes of the Future
Homes of the Future
Self-Healing, Earthquake Proof + Homes Built From Trash
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Temporary Reflective Shelters
Temporary Reflective Shelters
The Hexayurt Geodesic Dome is the Perfect Nomad Desert Refuge
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Semi-Submerged Shelters
Semi-Submerged Shelters
The Seashelter from David Eltang Lets You Live in the Wetlands
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Emergency Floating Abodes
Emergency Floating Abodes
A Gravity-Defying House from the Brad Pitt Make It Right NOLA Foundation
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Disaster-Safe Pyramids
Disaster-Safe Pyramids
Architecture With Extreme Safety Measures Built-In
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Disaster-Ducking Houses
Disaster-Ducking Houses
The Tornado House Burrows Underground During Extreme Weather
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Disaster House
Disaster House
DH1 Assembles Easily for Urgent Shelter
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Durable Disaster Dens
Durable Disaster Dens
These Recovery Huts Provide Shelter to Those in Need
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Earthquake-Resistant Tire Homes
Earthquake-Resistant Tire Homes
The Michael Reynolds Earthship Biotecture for Haiti
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Inflatable Micro Homes
Inflatable Micro Homes
The 4x4 Foot Life Cube is a Bite-Sized Living Space
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Prefab Disaster Housing
Prefab Disaster Housing
The Cusabo Island Home is an Off-Grid Residence Fit for the Apocalypse
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Post-Disaster House-To-Go
Post-Disaster House-To-Go
Fresh Start
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Pre-Fab Flatpack Shelters
Pre-Fab Flatpack Shelters
The Pre-Fab AbleNook Offers Economical Disaster Relief Housing
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Flatpack Uber Shelters
Flatpack Uber Shelters
Multi-Floor Emergency Shelter
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Multipurpose Portable Shelters
Multipurpose Portable Shelters
The Famiglia Grande Helps Families on Their Road to Recovery
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Natural Disaster Architecture
Natural Disaster Architecture
The Solus4 Marine Research Center is Inspired by Tsunami Waves
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Simple Pop-Up Shelters
Simple Pop-Up Shelters
Atelier OPA Creates Simple Cardboard Havens That Takes Seconds to Make
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Luxury Bomb Shelters
Luxury Bomb Shelters
Multi-Million Dollar The Earthcom 70-128 Preps You For Disaster
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On-Demand Housing
On-Demand Housing
Portable Shelter for Environmentally Conscientious Disaster Relief
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Disaster-Safe Eco Housing
Disaster-Safe Eco Housing
Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects Design a Flood-Proof Green Abode
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Foldable Shelters
Foldable Shelters
The 'Fold Flat Shelter' by Adrian Lippmann is Connivance at its Finest
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Repurposed Bomb Shelters
Repurposed Bomb Shelters
The Underground 'Bahnhof Office'
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Cardboard Origami Shelters
Cardboard Origami Shelters
The Tine Hovsepian 'Cardborigami' Unfolds for the Homeless
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Post-Quake Container Houses
Post-Quake Container Houses
Ex-Container Project Provides Japan Earthquake Survivors a New Home
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Sustainable Shipping Shelters
Sustainable Shipping Shelters
The Container Guest House is a Cozy and Eco-Friendly Home
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