This hurricane-proof home can withstand powerful storms

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North Carolina-based prefab home builder Deltec has designed a home that’s built to withstand hurricanes. In the season finale of Home of the Future, The Verge and Curbed show you how one Deltec home fared against Hurricane Harvey this past summer.
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47 thoughts on “This hurricane-proof home can withstand powerful storms

  • November 8, 2017 at 7:02 pm
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    So nothing about price? Construction time? Comparison with other designs? This is basically just an ad.

  • November 8, 2017 at 7:14 pm
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    Plant more trees…. could help to reduce the power of the storm.

  • November 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm
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    The easiest way would it be to build houses out of bricks and concrete like every other civilized nation

  • November 8, 2017 at 8:29 pm
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    Dome homes have been around centuries. It's weird this is only now starting to catch on more, even though this is more cylindrical than a dome.

  • November 8, 2017 at 8:48 pm
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    In South Florida every house built within the past 30 years at least is made out of cinder blocks on a concrete foundation, the homes down here aren’t going anywhere.

  • November 8, 2017 at 8:51 pm
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    Hurricane proof, ha just build you house out of concrete bricks and it will survive anything, worked for Ireland when it got hit with a hurricane…. like literally no damage a side from a corrugated roof falling off.

  • November 8, 2017 at 8:52 pm
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    Sweet, thanks so much Verge for showing us how 3.6 million dollars can buy a nice house.

  • November 8, 2017 at 9:13 pm
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    Africans Been Doing This For Centuries.

  • November 8, 2017 at 10:56 pm
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    Houses built with wood. Wood. And nails. What do you expect?? 😀 The US is just funny. Prefer rounded walls over proper materials.

  • November 8, 2017 at 10:58 pm
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    The Verge, you are being bamboozled. Hurricane proof homes are called Monolithic homes, look it up.

  • November 8, 2017 at 11:58 pm
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    Or they just stop building their houses with wood and start using concrete and bricks ?

  • November 9, 2017 at 12:21 am
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    I'm a Houston resident. Harvey was…a rough rough storm

  • November 9, 2017 at 12:31 am
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    There's this revolutionary construction material they discovered a long time ago called Concrete you can even put these metal bars in them to add reinforcement, it's crazy

  • November 9, 2017 at 12:49 am
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    Just use cement and steel like the rest of the world! It might be a bit more expensive and takes awhile longer to build.. But u won't have to be worry abt hurricanes and termites smh

  • November 9, 2017 at 1:07 am
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    whole world build houses from bricks, that are older than usa, but no! we want it cheap and fast

  • November 9, 2017 at 1:40 am
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    I’m wondering if they can build it out of stronger material.

  • November 9, 2017 at 3:16 am
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    Humans really do amaze me what’s next earthquake proof

  • November 9, 2017 at 5:23 am
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    I like how all of the European and Asian commenters are suddenly professional civil engineers.

  • November 9, 2017 at 6:49 am
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    My 1949 concrete home has stood up to plenty of storms, including Andrew. Cool though

  • November 9, 2017 at 7:32 am
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    I’m confused..why are most American homes built using wood? You live in a country with natural disasters and you build an easily destroyable(and flammable) house? Or is there something better in using wood?

  • November 9, 2017 at 10:23 am
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    oh yea ? can it withstand this ???

  • November 9, 2017 at 11:04 am
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    Hightech , whaha. i used these materials for building treehouses when i was young not a actual house ! , those roof beams are not even connecten trough a proper connection. just a cold connection with a metal mesh ? what ! and you still wonder why your homes keep blowing away 😀

  • November 9, 2017 at 4:02 pm
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    Look at all the smart commenters trying to talk down to engineers

  • November 9, 2017 at 7:45 pm
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    This entire video is basically an advertisement and they have the nerve to stick another ad in the corner?
    WE ARE ALREADY LIVING IN THE DYSTOPIC, CORPORATE FUTURE WHERE YOUR ENTERTAINMENT IS PAYED AND PICKED BY CORPORATIONS AND THEN THEY EVEN RUB IT IN YOUR FACE NOW AND SLAP ANOTHER AD ON TOP THE AD THEY ARE TRYING TO SELL YOU!!! WOW

  • November 9, 2017 at 9:34 pm
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    0:28 "High quality material – you can't just go to the store and buy [them]." 4:06 "It's out of wood – it's not like it's some new, high-tech material…"

  • November 9, 2017 at 11:04 pm
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    Ah dang, Samsung again eh… they are really going for the 3D home initiatives… I dig it!

  • November 10, 2017 at 3:58 am
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    Why does the background music sound like Stranger things?

  • November 10, 2017 at 11:45 pm
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    archaic building techniques !!! who else is still building plywood "houses" ??? and you dare presenting it as a new technology ????

  • November 11, 2017 at 2:42 am
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    AMERICANS USE CEMENT AND CONCRETE YOU GUYS USE WOOD AND CARDBOARD!

  • November 14, 2017 at 8:00 pm
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    liberal idiots and 'climate change'. dumb…sure prep what you need to do, stop trying to control mother nature you tards

  • November 21, 2017 at 2:01 pm
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    These were first used in Mongolia…..yurt.

  • December 3, 2017 at 9:06 am
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    You don't need house that are hurricane proof if you don't have hurricanes…… I live in a landlocked country

  • December 13, 2017 at 7:29 am
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    NOt sure if many realize this but even building with concrete and cement the force of the wind during these storms can simply push too hard, especially on traditional square surfaces. Hence the round design. Not to mention that to help prevent flooding many of these structures are on pilings, building a concrete structure on top on that is not particularly wise.

  • May 8, 2018 at 11:59 am
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    Looks like not many people understood what they just saw. You don't need to live in a concrete box to live in a hurricane zone. You COULD dig a hole and live in it, waaay more safe than a concrete box to live in. Which one of the concrete houses did you see still standing? Brick ones? Stick ones? That was the DELTEC.
    You mean people don't find a concrete box to live in, simple to build, inexpensive and attractive? No way!

    Hey, there's this stick built house that is super strong, simple and easy to build, energy efficient and available, so you don't have to live underground to be safe…Deltec. Open your mind, just a little bit. 15 flawless safe years and built it myself. Worth three times what I have in it and stunning. You will be hard pressed to find one already built and for sale. We don't let them go.

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