These futuristic homes are practically indestructible.
With every new natural disaster, we see thousands of people lose their homes and everything in them.
After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, one company decided enough was enough.
Sukup designed a home build to survive every element it has thrown at it. The Safe-T homes are made from strong metal, and can withstand very strong winds, even of hurricane force.
They are cheap to produce and build, and are specially designed with those living in hurricane and earthquake affected areas.
The 18 diameter homes are termite-proof and fire resistant, and they are perfect for putting up quickly after a disaster, and are robust enough to hold up in any further extreme weather that may come in the aftermath.
Like other tiny homes, the Safe-T home has many features to make the inhabitants feel right at home.
They include lockable windows and water collecting facilities to help in times of water shortages, particularly in the wake of earthquakes.
Every Safe-T home is built with a loft for extra shelter. The homes are a great help to people who have been left with nothing and faced with the task of hand building their homes with whatever materials they can salvage.
The pre-fab homes comes built ready to install, and installation requires no drilling, this is helping for in the aftermath of a disaster when power lines are usually down.
The first world is horrified each time a disaster such as Hurricane Matthew strikes, and it is often cruelly the poorest people who are affected.
Sending food and aid to help can only do so much when the people really need new homes. The Safe-T home is a perfect example of the way design can be used to create smart solutions to these problems.
In the video below, Safe-T home creator Brett Nelson runs through the safety features of the durable homes.
Images courtesy of Sukup