02 March 2007

Dutch Company to Float Eco-Homes

An innovative and eco-friendly Dutch construction company DuraVermeer is building a community of affordable, floating homes for use in flood prone areas of the Netherlands. The first community of which can be found in Maasbommel. Apparently the houses are constructed on pilings that rise or fall with the level of the surrounding water. The breakthrough idea could revolutionize residential construction in flood plains. Perhaps this solution could be used as a partial solution in the rebuilding of New Orleans and the hurricane-striken Gulf Coast regions of the United States?


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