Bubble buildings: Energy effiicient and disaster proof

One of the few remaining "bubble houses" left in the United States modeled after Neff's original concept

Since the mortgage bubble burst in 2008, the American dream of owning a home has, for many, become a pipe dream. Lots of folks face a future that doesn’t include their own backyard and picket fence. What’s more, environmental disasters ranging from Katrina and Rita to earthquakes and tornadoes have made investing in a home seem like risky business.

And that’s just the United States. According to Dr. Noel Brown, President and CEO of Friends of the United Nations, there is a shortage of 50 million housing units around the world.

However, there is a low-cost, energy-efficient, elegant-looking solution: concrete dome buildings.

To learn more about this energy efficient, economical and fascinating building option, and to see some amazing photographs, go to http://bit.ly/HnbDXG.