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Would You Live in a Flintstones-Style House?

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Flintstones-style House Built Out of Caves Could Be Yours For $3.5million

Read More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2200854/Li...

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  • AdriHead 2012/09/10 20:11:45
    Yes
    AdriHead
    +3
    this is awesome!!!!!
  • Culgan 2012/09/10 15:47:46
    Yes
    Culgan
    +3
    Looks pretty cool.
  • Sheila 2012/09/10 14:20:54
    Yes
    Sheila
    +4
    Virtually climate controlled, safe from tornados, storms, etc. People have lived in caves since the beginning of times and there will always be people living in caves.

    Some 35 million Chinese still live in caves and over a 100 million people reside in houses with one or more walls built in a hillside.
    factsanddetails.com/china.php...
  • **Bessie** 2012/09/10 14:16:12
    Yes
    **Bessie**
    +4
    Very cool!
  • susan BN-0 2012/09/10 14:04:49
    Yes
    susan BN-0
    +5
    That Is so cool.
  • sjalan 2012/09/10 13:16:09
    Yes
    sjalan
    +5
    Next spring we will start construction on one of these!! SUPER efficient insulation and only needs a small amount of electricity to cool it even here in Arizona.

    monolithic domes homes
  • **Bessie** sjalan 2012/09/10 14:16:35
  • sjalan **Bessie** 2012/09/10 14:23:20
    sjalan
    +4
    It is a structure designed by Monolithic Domes http://www.monolithic.com/

    Cost per square foot to build is lower and the lifetime maintenance is 1/10th that of a regular home. PLUS it is earthquake resistant, tornado resistant and hurricane resistant. FEMA has listed the construction process as a "SafeHouse" design and the EPA has rated it as a 5 Star design for energy savings.
  • **Bessie** sjalan 2012/09/10 14:25:15
    **Bessie**
    +2
    Cool. I'm sure it costs a pretty penny! Good for you!
  • sjalan **Bessie** 2012/09/10 14:40:32
    sjalan
    +3
    Actually, cost per square foot isn't that much more than a regular home. But the real savings is in the concept itself. Energy savings of cooling and heating alone will save us over $2500 a year if I had to buy electricity to power it. Since all my electricity comes from solar/wind and hydro production that is just a benefit that I don't have to increase the size of my energy production. PLUS through the end of October 2014 EPA and FEMA have grants for the building of energy efficient and "safehouse" construction homes. One of the major upgrades I am doing in this home is ALL (100%) of the lighting will be LED not incandescent or CFL or even Fluorescent lighting. That means NO mercury or lead and huge reduction in energy consumption.
  • Sheila sjalan 2012/09/10 14:22:34
    Sheila
    +1
    Is that one of the ones that is done around a "balloon"? Saw that on extreme homes on HGTV and thought that was pretty cool. LOL, Literally. (I know it is not actually a balloon, but wasnt sure what to call it)
  • sjalan Sheila 2012/09/10 14:33:54
    sjalan
    +2
    It is called an "Airform" which is inflated first, then polyurethane foam is sprayed on the inside to a thickness of about 2 inches. Retainers/hangers for rebar are installed and then another layer of 2 inches of polyurethane foam is sprayed on. Rebar is then placed according to the specifics of the individual dome and "shotcrete" is sprayed on and depending upon the size of the dome from 4" - 6" at the base to 3"-4" at the top of the dome. Kind of a neat system. All electrical and other wiring is all pre-installed in the concrete of the shell inside conduit or comes up through the floor in conduit.

    http://www.monolithic.com/top...

    It has been five years in the planning but Next spring we start construction.
  • Sheila sjalan 2012/09/10 16:20:26
    Sheila
    +1
    Those are cool! Glad for ya man, that's awesome!

    Knew it wasnt balloon, lol, now I know the right term. The fact that you can not add wiring is the ONLY downside that I saw in the show I watched. I change my mind too often, lol, but am also plenty adaptable and can use extension cords so I guess it would be fine.
  • sjalan Sheila 2012/09/10 16:59:13
    sjalan
    +2
    Yeah adding wiring later is a bit of a problem so that is why I have added all the conduit I could ever imagine for every place in the home. One thing that is important too is since it is a DENSE concrete with rebar, the transmission of wireless phones and wifi is very limited. so I planned for repeaters for them as well. Cell phones are kind of limited out here anyway, but I've added a special antenna for that and the necessary repeater in the house too.

    Water lines and sewer all come up from the basement as do the electrical conduits for the kitchen and baths etc.

    So far I'm extremely happy with the company, They've done a remarkable job of helping me with this project.
  • Nameless 2012/09/10 13:01:44
    Yes
    Nameless
    +3
    Absolutely!
  • Harriet M Welch 2012/09/10 12:19:25
    Yes
    Harriet M Welch
    +3
    Wilma will be so pissed.

    Betty Rubble
  • Eddie 2012/09/10 12:04:49
    Yes
    Eddie
    +2
    Really like the exterior. The interior could be a little better though.
  • jem 2012/09/10 11:20:11
    Yes
    jem
    +5
    yabba dabba dooo i would love it!! does it come with caveman???? caveman
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/09/10 10:30:11
    Yes
    Lady Whitewolf
    +3
    I like!
  • Dweezle 2012/09/10 09:52:41
    Yes
    Dweezle
  • Marcus Clark 2012/09/10 06:48:45
    Yes
    Marcus Clark
    +2
    I sure wouldn't pay anything close to that price for it though.
  • Michael McFascist 2012/09/10 06:16:24 (edited)
    Yes
    Michael McFascist
    +5
    YEEEEEESSSS!!!! These remind me a bit of Adobe style houses (which I love) only cooler!




    yeeeeeessss remind adobe style houses cooler
  • Transquesta 2012/09/10 06:13:56
    No
    Transquesta
    +5
    My answer would be radically different if the price weren't so astoundingly absurd.
  • Robin 2012/09/10 06:10:59
    Yes
    Robin
    +6
    How cool would that be?
  • ★~Docto... Robin 2012/09/10 06:17:43
    ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★
    +3
    Very Cool
  • Robin ★~Docto... 2012/09/10 06:31:20
  • Sick Boy 2012/09/10 06:06:03
    Yes
    Sick Boy
    +5
    Totally, that's bad ass!
  • Lady Wh... Sick Boy 2012/09/10 10:30:52
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    Agreed!
  • Joel 2012/09/10 05:46:45
    Yes
    Joel
    +5
    Might stay cool in summer.
  • Tom R 007 2012/09/10 05:43:52
    Yes
    Tom R 007
    +5
    It looks quite cool! Would I have to shower with an elephant's trunk though?
  • Michael... Tom R 007 2012/09/10 06:30:18
    Michael McFascist
    +2
    If you could afford that house you could afford a shower head that looked like an elephant trunk.
  • Tom R 007 Michael... 2012/09/10 06:34:05
    Tom R 007
    +2
    I'd also need a pelican that I could use as a rubbish bin. I'd stand on his foot and his beak will open and I'd put all the scraps in it. He'd then turn to the camera and say, "it's a living". As you can see I used to watch way too much of this when I was a kid!

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