You could live in the safest country or neighborhood in the world, but sometimes outer forces may require a little more than that. No matter if the world outside is crumbling due to extreme weather or any other event, here’s a few of the safest homes to be in when it rains, floods, storms, or for when you need a house to hide in while society rebuilds itself.
Subscribe to Talltanic 6. The Mysterious Cabin in Iceland In an archipelago off the coast of Iceland, you’ll find this solitary house on the island of Elliðaey. You can barely see it in photos since the land around this little white house is an expansive green. The island itself has an interesting history, with 5 families inhabiting the area about 300 years ago. By the mid 20th century, most of the residents left, though this house you see was built in 1953 by the Elliðaey Hunting Association and was meant to be a hunting lodge. There was talk once that it belonged to Björk though that turned out to just be hearsay. If you need a place to runaway to should society collapse into itself, this zero population island may be the perfect place to hideout.
5. The Tsunami House Architecture company Designs Northwest came up with the design and then built a house that they say would be able to make it through the most extreme weather. They ended making The Tsunami House. The house itself measures at 3,149 meters squared. The main level has an area of 887 square feet and was made to be 5 feet above the grade so that the foundations could stay intact if strong Tsunami waves make it to shore. The lower level was made with walls that can break away if a storm came. While being so sturdy, the architects also made sure that the durable materials would also require very little maintenance.
4. No Flooding In The Floodplain Being near the Mississippi is a known place for its excessive flooding. And so those that live and work in the area know the risks involved when it comes to the floodplains. During flooding season, everything can get submerged in water. However, there are a few homes in the area that have their own levees that surround the properties, like this house in Vicksburg, Mississippi which keeps the water from affecting the land and home. This photo was taken in 2011, where the water reached 56.3 feet high.
3.The Dome Of A Home We’ve already talked about how dome houses seem to be some of the smartest kind of housing there is when it comes to disaster-proof homes. And this house on Pensacola Beach, Florida can attest to that claim. Known as Dome of a Home, this monolithic dome home has made appearances on TV and is available for rent. It got famous not only for its strange design, but also for its durability. See, hurricanes have hit the area loads since the building of this house and it seems the building stayed standing while the other homes around it had been damaged due to the weather conditions.
2. Through Wind And Fire It may not look like much, but this house on Cusabo Island South Carolina was made to make through different kinds of disasters. The house measures at 3,888 square feet and sits on a raised foundation. The house’s design came from the innovation of Woollen Studio, a Seattle-based company. Parky City built the house, which more than meets the requirements for FEMA’s flood zone rules. The steel structure and steel exterior helps it stay fire resistant and able to endure winds that can reach 140 miles per hour. It also has insulated storm doors and shutters so as to retain heat and minimize temperature drop. As for that raised foundation? It’s height does not allow for floods to affect the house.
1. The Safe House And then we come to number one, the safest house of all these safe houses. Actually named The Safe House, architect Robert Konieczny built the house to be able to withstand all sorts of disasters, natural or societal. It’s been hailed the safest house you can be in the event of a zombie apocalypse and was completed in 2011. The house, located in Warsaw, Poland, can transform form this more open housing area to a boxed in fortress. The walls can automatically slide back into the house. The windows get covered with huge blocks and a huge screen covers the glass windows and doors.
Mind Warehouse ► 1. Floating Dutchman 2. Panther 3. Leaux Trikes 4. Swincar E-Spider 5. Pal-V One 6. MTO Sport 7. Action Mobil. Don't forget to subscribe and share. This Guy Started With Just A Container What He Built Is Amazing 1- Scientists crack ancient mystery coded book (Secret of Voynich Manuscript) 2- Incredible Meteorite Found With Hieroglyphics in Canada 3- While hunting a tiger a man found a mysterious cave, you won’t believe what he found inside. We’ve seen wonderful lists of the most creative, bizarre and quirky houses and they’re truly a marvel to see, but today it’s all about location, location, location! We put on our hiking boots, pack our backpacks and go traveling to some of the strangest places on earth where people have built their homes. Subscribe to Talltanic 13 - Home grown… Before we knew too much about turning our homes into eco-friendlier versions of their selves, Icelanders were already far ahead of the game. They use the earth’s natural dirt to insulate their homes, which means once the grass starts growing, you’re blending in with the landscape beautifully. Also bear in mind that building materials are not easy to come by in more remote areas, so this is the perfect solution. By owning one of these homes, you’ll blend right in. 12 - Ready for Take Off… This Boeing 727 Hotel in Costa Rica is located deep in the heart of the jungle. So not only are you heading into the seriously awesome location of a jungle, but you can also brag that you’ve overnighted in a disused airplane flew from South Africa to Columbia once upon a time. Many amazing conversions have taken place in old aircraft, from restaurants, to homes, hotels and even a kindergarten. 11 - Rock On… Over in Utah you’ll find homes that have been blasted into a rock wall that form part of the Rockland Ranch Community. Around 100 people live there, and the area was founded 35-years ago. 10 - Cliff Hanger… Although Xuan Kong Si is actually a Monastery, I’ve added it to our list today – because technically, it is home to the monks that reside there. This particular mountain is considered sacred, and the Monastery in Mid Air – which is what Xuan Kong Si translated means – has been hanging there since 491 AD. To this day, architects are in awe of how they managed to get these dwellings to hang like this off the side of the cliff. They do know how it was done, but it’s remarkable they were able to do so. They were built high up as either a defence mechanism against marauders, or to protect themselves from floods. 9 - Home is where the heart is… This big house is located on Elliðaey Island, Vestmannaeyjar Archipelago in Iceland. An incredible view from above, but you’ll never be allowed to visit there. It was built in the 1700’s and at that time 5 families lived on the island. The house is now owned by a hunting club and you have to be a member to get there. They don’t have electricity but fortunately they do have a sauna. 8 - Oh, the places you’ll go… Over in Northern England these treehouses served as a form of protest. The residents of the treehouses built them to prevent authorities from quarrying for gritstone in the historic Nine Ladies Sit in Stanton Lees. 7 - Time to go home… This is the Brooklyn Clock Tower Home and it’s got a hefty price tag attached to it. It costs $15 million and offers the lucky owners a view of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. It’s 6, 813-square-foot and at one stage was bring rented out for $50, 000 a month! 6 - Welcome Home… Built in the 1700’s, let’s take a walk around Yemen’s Dar al-Hajar palace. The more modern part on top of the hill was built in the 1930’s by Yahya Muhammad Hamiddin, an Islamic Spiritual leader. The rooms of the palace are built into the side of a tall rock spire and you can buy a ticket and walk through this 5-story rock palace. 5 - The house of the rising sun… Although it’s uninhabited, this is just worth a share because it’s so bizarre. It’s known as the Floating Castle near Krasnosilka in Ukraine, and is actually an abandoned granary. 4 - Home is where you lay your hat… We head to Tunisia and pop in for tea at Matmâta. Thought to date back to the Roman times, inhabitants have dug these monstrous pits into the ground and tunnelled into the sides to create their living space. Nobody really knew about this place until the mid-60’s and that was thanks to the Star Wars film, A New Hope, where Luke Skywalker made his home on the planet Tatooine. Why they are built like this is not certain, but it could possibly have been to hide from the Egyptians or some like to believe that desert monsters used to live in those underground tunnels. 3 - Head for the hills… Admittedly, it’s not a house but a hotel, but the location is most certainly surreal! The Solvay hut is located at 13, 000 feet on the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland. It offers a resting place for weary hikers! 2 - House on a hill… In this case, it would be more of a case of house in a hill. This was the creation of SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects, and the entire home is built into a hill. The shape allows for lots of natural light to filter into the home, exquisite panoramic views and loads of shelter. 1.