Monolithic Dome Institute: A year ago, we discussed a special type of dome home that survived Hurricane Ivan quite handily. A commentor to that post points us to this site, which is the manufacturer of that home.
The site is filled with content about the “monolithic” style of dome — monolithic meaning “formed of one large block of stone.” There are tons of pictures, case studies, etc.
The homes themselves are an acquired taste, visually speaking, but in the middle of Hurricane Country, it’s a taste that might be worth getting used to. (But don’t ask me, because I’m a big fan of the “original” geodesic dome homes as well. There are two of these in Sioux Falls. I’d buy one of them in a second if my wife would let me.)
The original home we discussed last year now has a site of its own, and it survived Katrina with the same aplomb with which it survived Ivan.