Home of the Future is a four-part video series co-produced by Curbed and The Verge in which they curate innovative dwellings blended with modern technology to give a sneak peak of homes in the future. This month’s attraction is a roundish hurricane-resistant prefab home designed by North Carolina-based company Deltec that can survive the strongest of storms. The recent Atlantic hurricane season has forced a lot of families to leave their homes, and that’s why the company has come up with the aerodynamic design to provide people with homes that can withstand such catastrophic events.
With Deltec’s circular homes, homeowners don’t have to worry about any devastation even if they evacuate their homes. The proof of their durability is hundred-percent survival rate of their round homes during past hurricanes including Katrina, Harvey, Irma, Maria and many more. They are made using quality lumber, with minimum corners and sides to ensure even distribution of heavy winds. These circular homes are panelized, and all parts are pre-manufactured, and then shipped to the location for further construction.
Deltec homes feature a self-supporting roof without any load-bearing walls to let homeowners completely customize the floor plan. They are assembled like a wheel – with spokes reinforcing the walls, and circular design making them capable of building less wind pressure on the home during furious storms. You can choose between Classic Deltec and the latest Renew collection of net-zero houses. If you wish to buy, they are available at a price tag of US$150 to US$200 per-square-foot.