A friend's family home was destroyed by hurricane Katrina. Determined to rebuild better, they chose a round home. Round homes are superior performers in high winds and hurricanes because the wind can travel around them rather than getting trapped and beating against a flat face. Granted, no home is completely storm-proof, but it is pretty significant that none of the round homes built by Deltec—a specialist in round home design and construction—suffered catastrophic damage from Katrina. As if strength and beauty weren't enough, round homes do not draft or lose warm interior air to pressure buildup outside like rectangular homes do, so they are more energy efficient. With all these attributes, it's a wonder every coastal home isn't round.
Deltec's round houses are also very green. They are extremely energy efficient and additional green options are also available. They explain it all in the green building section of their website - www.deltechomes.com
These homes are AMAZING!!
They seem indestructable and are also very green.
Check out their website, especially the photo and video gallery.
I have a friend who lives in one and their energy bills are a fraction of their old home.
They also have a very relaxing feel on the indside, very peaceful.
Great views too!