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Traditional pole houses may be ideal shelters for a weather-ravaged future

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by Sarah Rich last modified Apr 07, 2015


With the unpleasant prediction of more devastating weather patterns over the next twenty years (and beyond), safety and resilience are becoming top priorities for builders in disaster-prone areas. A company based in Hawai'i has taken a traditional building




 

 

Batak Pole House

With the unpleasant prediction of more devastating weather patterns over the next twenty years (and beyond), safety and resilience are becoming top priorities for builders in disaster-prone areas. A company based in Hawaii has taken a traditional building style that traces its roots back to indigenous Polynesian, Japanese, and African cultures, and applied 21st century principles to create sustainable prefab dwellings that hold up to earthquakes, hurricanes and high water. Tim Cornell began building his PoleHouses in 1988 and now offers both building plans, and prefabricated pole house kits.

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